Pavel Gurevich Wins the 2014 von Kaven Award

 DFG Honours Mathematician for Outstanding Work on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

The DFG's 2014 von Kaven Award will be presented to mathematician Pavel Gurevich, Ph.D., from the Free University of Berlin. He conducts research on nonlinear partial differential equations, focussing in particular on hysteresis phenomena and pattern-forming processes. The award of €10,000 will be conferred for the ninth time and presented on 19 November 2014 at the public Gauß lecture given under the auspices of the German Mathematical Society in Karlsruhe.

DFG Establishes 14 New Research Training Groups

Topics Range from Urban Water Circulation Systems and Malignant Skin Tumours to European Dream Cultures / 60 Million Euros in Funding for an Initial 4.5 Year Period

(10.11.2014) The DFG is establishing 14 new Research Training Groups (RTGs). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its autumn session in Bonn. The RTGs will receive funding of approximately €60 million for an initial period of four and a half years. In addition to the 14 new RTGs, the Grants Committee approved the extension of seven RTGs for another four and a half years. The newly approved RTGs will commence work in 2015. The DFG is currently funding 207 such programmes.

DFG Welcomes Decisions by the Joint Science Conference

"Decisions of major importance for the future development of the research system"

(30.10.14) The DFG welcomes the decisions made by science ministers at federal and state level in the Joint Science Conference on 30 October 2014. DFG President Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider described the decisions on programme allowances for indirect project costs, the Excellence Initiative and the Pact for Research and Innovation as "of major importance for the future development of the research system in Germany".

Excellence Initiative Institutions Call for Swift Decision on Future Development

Meeting in Bad Honnef Attended by Spokespersons of Graduate Schools, Clusters of Excellence and Institutional Strategies

The largest meeting to date of spokespersons of graduate schools, clusters of excellence and institutional strategies funded within the Excellence Initiative has ended with an urgent appeal to politicians to continue and further develop the programme. At the invitation of the DFG and the German Council of Science and Humanities, representatives of more than 100 institutions funded under the Excellence Initiative spent two days in Bad Honnef in talks with each other, with the DFG and the German Council of Science and Humanities, and with politicians on the successes and prospects of the programme to improve top-class research at universities.

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DFG Representation Abroad (Interactive Map)

One of the DFG's core strategies, which is to promote collaboration between researchers at home and abroad, has gained increasing importance in the recent past. Establishing offices abroad is a part of this international strategy.

Further Information

Revised recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice

In order to safeguard good scientific practice even more effectively, the DFG has revised individual items of its 1997 recommendations on this issue. The publication is available in print.

Call for Proposals

ANR-DFG Cooperation 2015

The French Agence Nationale de la Recherche and the DFG conitnue their joint funding initiative open to the fields of the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences including interdisciplinary research. The ANR-DFG Cooperation 2015 will be managed as a unilateral lead agency procedure with ANR serving as the lead agency.

Research Policy

Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is a union of the most important German research organisations. It issues statements relating to research policy and funding and the structural development of the German research system. The DFG will chair the Alliance in 2014.

Research Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 19,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is now linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.

International Cooperation

Delegation from Ethiopia Visits DFG Head Office

Upon the invitation of DFG President Professor Peter Strohschneider, three members of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences visited the DFG Head Office in Bonn from 15 to 19 September 2014. The delegation came to learn about the DFG’s structure and mission, its funding mechanisms and its administration.

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