(30.05.16) At this year’s award ceremony for the national “Jugend forscht” competition in Paderborn, five young researchers had two reasons to celebrate: Not only did they take first place in various fields, they were also awarded the DFG’s Europa-Preis. DFG Vice President Professor Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer presented them with the award, which is intended to prepare them specifically for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Brussels in September.
DFG Europa-Preis Awarded to Five Winners of the National "Jugend forscht" Competition
Mentors to help young researchers prepare for EU competition in Brussels
DFG to Fund 20 New Collaborative Research Centres
Topics range from hepatitis viral infections to quantum systems / Around €174 million in funding for initial four-year period
(27.05.16) The DFG is establishing 20 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC), including six CRC/Transregios. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of €174 million in funding. There will also be a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs. The centres will be funded for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 July 2016. In addition to the 20 new Collaborative Research Centres, the Committee also approved the extension of 24 existing CRCs for an additional funding period.
DFG to Fund Eighteen New Research Training Groups
Topics range from global intellectual history to critical infrastructures / Approximately €74 million for initial 4.5-year period
(23.05.16) The DFG is establishing 18 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany. They include two International Research Training Groups with partners in Italy and South Korea. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its spring session in Bonn. The Research Training Groups will receive approximately €74 million in funding for an initial period of four and a half years. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of 14 Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.
Copernicus Award 2016 for German-Polish Collaboration in Molecular Cell Biology
Researchers from Göttingen and Warsaw receive award from the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) / Award ceremony to take place on 7 June in Warsaw
(11.04.16) For their services to German-Polish research cooperation, Professor Dr. Agnieszka Chacińska, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and Professor Dr. Peter Rehling, University of Göttingen, have been chosen to receive the Copernicus Award 2016 from the DFG and the FNP. The jury representing the two organisations selected the two researchers for their “pioneering work” in the field of molecular cell biology. The Copernicus Award will be presented on 7 June 2016 in Warsaw.
Ten Researchers to Receive Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes
This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has chosen ten researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2016 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes.
Andreas Zick Wins 2016 Communicator Award
Social psychologist and conflict researcher Professor Dr. Andreas Zick is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. Zick will receive the award, valued at €50,000, for his achievements in communicating his research findings.
Pre-Announcement: T-AP Digging into Data Challenge
In March 2016, the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) will launch its first international funding opportunity: the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge. It will support research projects that explore and apply new “big data” sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities.
DFG India Office at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
On 18 March 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) India Office participated in an “Interactive-Session on Higher Education and Research in Germany” at the Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Greater Noida near Delhi. The interactive session that was jointly organized by the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and the SNU.
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