(15.09.14) On 23 September 2014 the DFG will present two geosciences prizes, the Albert Maucher Prize and the Bernd Rendel Prize, at GeoFrankfurt 2014 in Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons will receive the Albert Maucher Prize for her work on luminescence dating, while the Bernd Rendel Prize will be presented to meteorologist Mandy Freund and paleoclimatologist Haytham El Atfy.
DFG to Present Geosciences Prizes at GeoFrankfurt 2014
Albert Maucher Prize to be Awarded to Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons / Bernd Rendel Prize to Haytham El Atfy and Mandy Freund
Examples of Best Practice in Promoting Gender Equality
Relaunch of the ‘Instrumentenkasten’ Portal / DFG Commitment to Equal Opportunities in Research and Academia
(22.08.14) With its relaunch of the German-language website "Instrumentenkasten" (toolbox), the DFG once again underlines its commitment to equal opportunities and gender equality in research and academia. The portal at www.instrumentenkasten.dfg.de (available only in German) offers a wide-ranging collection of quality-assured examples intended to promote equal opportunities in research and academia.
DFG Senate Commission Submits the 50th List of MAK and BAT Values
DFG President Strohschneider Presents the List to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs / 65 Changes and Additions / Success for the Open Access Publication
(04.08.14) For the 50th time, the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area of the DFG has submitted a list of maximum workplace concentrations (MAK values) and biological tolerance values (BAT values), laying the scientific foundation for the legislation that governs health and safety in the workplace. The DFG President, Professor Peter Strohschneider, presented the list to Hans-Peter Viethen, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, on 23 July.
DFG Funds the World's First Magnetic Particle Imaging Device
Pioneering Technology for Biomedical Imaging / Launch at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
(10.07.14) The world's first magnetic particle imaging (MPI) unit will be stationed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. The device, which was formally handed over on 10 July 2014, facilitates medical imaging on small animals in order to discover applications that might be relevant and of benefit to humans. The DFG is funding the MPI equipment, developed by Philips Healthcare, with €4 million under its major instrumentation initiative.
International Partners and Agreements
In order to carry out its activities in the interest of research, the DFG maintains partnerships and relations with a large number of partner organisations on all continents. In many countries around the world, formal agreements continue to be a necessary prerequisite for cooperation in the field of science and research.
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.
Funding Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences “Beethoven”
In order to strengthen international cooperation in the field of the humanities and social sciences, NCN and DFG are launching their first joint call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in the humanities and social sciences.
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.
RiG at the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC)
The DFG’s North America Office attended the annual Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) from June 9-13 in Detroit as part of the “Research in Germany” (RiG) initiative. The conference was combined this year with an industry-oriented trade show on manufacturing technology. The Research in Germany activities included an information booth as well as a “science lunch.”
Young Indian researchers at the 64th Nobel Laureates meeting in Lindau, Germany
The 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was held from 29th June to 4th July, 2014. 37 Nobel laureates and more than 600 selected young scientists from around 80 countries took part in the week-long meeting. The programme was devoted to the Nobel Prize discipline of Physiology and Medicine. 20 young Indian scientists also participated in this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Who We Are
The DFG is the largest independent research funding organisation in Germany. It promotes the advancement of science and the humanities by funding research projects, research centres and networks, and facilitating cooperation among researchers.