(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.
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
Andreas Zick Wins 2016 Communicator Award
Bielefeld professor recognised for science communication contributions in the fields of conflict research, discrimination and violence in society / Award ceremony on 4 July in Mainz
(08.04.16) Dr. Andreas Zick, professor for socialisation and conflict research at the University of Bielefeld, is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Donors' Association. Zick will receive the award, valued at €50,000, for his achievements in communicating his research findings on the causes, forms and consequences of conflicts, discrimination and violence within a society to the media and the wider public. He will be presented with the award on 4 July during the DFG’s Annual Meeting in Mainz.
Ten Researchers to Receive 2016 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes
Most important German award for early career researchers / Award ceremony on 18 May in Berlin
(07.04.16) 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 early career researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2016 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes. The prizes of €20,000 each will be presented on 18 May in Berlin.
Six Universities Receive New X-Ray Microscopes
Instrumentation used to probe the structure and element distribution of materials on sub-micrometre scale / €13.4 million as part of major instrumentation initiative
(21.03.16) The DFG is to establish 17 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2017. Priority Programmes are established for the purposes of research into the fundamental scientific issues of particularly topical or emerging areas. The new PPs were chosen by the DFG Senate from 76 submitted initiatives. Over the coming months, the DFG will announce a separate call for proposals for the programmes. A total of approximately €108 million will be available for the 17 new programmes in the first three-year funding period.
Reprimand and Ban on Submission of Proposals for Three Years
The DFG is again imposing sanctions following an instance of scientific misconduct. At its session in Bonn, the Joint Committee announced that it will issue a written reprimand to a life sciences researcher and bar her from submitting proposals for a period of three years on account of deliberate data manipulation.
17 New Priority Programmes Established
The DFG is to establish 17 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2017. Priority Programmes are established for the purposes of research into the fundamental scientific issues of particularly topical or emerging areas. The new PPs were chosen by the DFG Senate from 76 submitted initiatives. Over the coming months, the DFG will announce a separate call for proposals for the programmes.
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.
Indo-German Spring School on “Algorithms for Big Data” at IIT-Madras, Chennai
A German Research Foundation (DFG) co-financed Indo-German Spring School on “Algorithms for Big Data” was organized from February 22-26, 2016 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) in Chennai. This spring school, which is second in series, has been organized to train young researchers in algorithmic solution techniques for big data problems.
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