DFG Establishes 17 New Research Training Groups

Structured doctoral training on topics such as social media, biodiversity and detector technology / €74 million for four and a half years

(18.05.15) The DFG is establishing 17 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany, including an International Research Training Group with partners in Argentina. The new groups will receive funding of approximately €74 million for an initial period of four and a half years. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of eight Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.

Boris Zernikow Wins 2015 Communicator Award

Medical scientist recognised for his dedicated and varied public outreach work on pain, pain therapy and palliative care in children

(04.05.15) Paediatric and palliative medicine researcher Boris Zernikow is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. The researcher from Witten/Herdecke University will receive the €50,000 prize for his dedicated and varied public outreach work on pain, pain therapy and palliative care in children and adolescents. The award will be presented on 30 June at the DFG's Annual Meeting in Bochum.

How can science contribute to sustainable global development?

Joint Conference of the DFG and UNU in New York

(27.04.15) An international conference, which was organized by the DFG and the United Nations University (UNU) with the assistance of the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN in New York, focused on issues of global sustainability and the contribution of science to solving the pressing problems associated with sustainable global development. The meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the UN brought together about 60 scientists, UN policy makers as well as representatives from both political and civil society organizations.

2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

Ten Researchers to Receive Most Important Early Career Prize

(02.04.15) This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has chosen ten researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes. The prizes of €20,000 each will be presented on 5 May in Berlin.

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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.

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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 Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 23,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.


DFG India hosts dinner reception for IRTG 1673

The DFG funded Indo-German Research Training Group on ‘Functional Molecular Infection Epidemiology’ organised a Winter School in Hyderabad. This international research training group (IRTG) falls under DFG’s ‘coordinated research funding programmes’ and is a joint effort of the Free University of Berlin and University of Hyderabad.

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