(06.12.13) Following a decision by its Senate, the DFG is establishing four new Research Units. Their purpose is to offer researchers the possibility to pursue current and pressing issues in their subject areas and to establish innovative work directions by working across disciplines and between locations. In the initial 3-year funding period, the four new units will receive approximately €7.1 million in total. This brings the number of Research Units funded by the DFG to 200.
DFG Establishes Four New Research Units
Topics Range from International Public Administration and Politics to Ultra-Precision Manufacturing and Invasion Mechanisms of Infections / Total of €7.1 Million for Three Years
Leibniz Prizes 2014: DFG Honours Eleven Outstanding Researchers
Four Women and Seven Men to Receive Germany's Most Prestigious Research Prize / Award Ceremony on 12 March 2014 in Berlin
(05.12.13) The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been announced. Today the DFG Joint Committee in Bonn honoured eleven researchers with the 2014 Leibniz Prize. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 129 nominees. Four of the 11 prizewinners are from the engineering sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, another three from the life sciences, and one from the natural sciences. The award ceremony for the 2014 Leibniz Prizes will be held on 12 March in Berlin.
DFG Establishes Nine New Collaborative Research Centres
Topics Range from Mathematical Invariants and Ingestive Behaviour to Chemistry on Proteins and Securitisation / 64.4 Million Euros in Funding
(26.11.13) The DFG has approved the establishment of nine new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new CRCs will initially be funded with a total of €64.4 million for three years and nine months, supplemented by a 20 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. Five of the nine centres are CRC/Transregios, which are located at multiple sites. Twenty-three CRCs will also be extended for an additional funding period. As of April 2014, the DFG will fund a total of 235 CRCs.
DFG Establishes 10 New Research Training Groups
Topics Range from Biomembrane Research and Particle Physics to Traffic Management / 33 Million Euros in Funding
(19.11.13) The DFG is establishing 10 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany. This decision was made by the relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new RTGs will receive funding of approximately €33 million for an initial period of four and a half years. In addition to the 10 new awards, the Grants Committee approved the extension of 13 Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.
13th Annual Meeting of GAIN in San Francisco
At the GAIN (German Academic International Network) Annual Meeting from August 30 through September 1 in San .Francisco about 300 German early-career scientists met with about 150 representatives from German institutions, amongst them the top large German science organizations as well as a number of presidents of German universities.
GRC Annual Global Meeting
Hosted jointly by the DFG and the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) of Brasil, the second Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) took place from 27 to 29 May 2013 in Berlin. The topics of discussion have been open access to publications as well as the responsibility of research funding agencies to ensure the integrity of the research they support.
The first Leibniz Lectures in Canada
The first Leibniz Lectures in Canada were held mid-October 2013 by Rainer Forst, a political philosopher and Leibniz Prize awardee. He discussed “Toleration and Democracy” in Ottawa and “Two Pictures of Justice” in Toronto.
63rd Nobel Laureates meeting in Lindau
The 63rd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates from 30th June to 5th July, 2013 was dedicated to chemistry, with “Green Chemistry” being one of the focal points on the agenda of this year’s meeting.
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