(21.05.13) The DFG is establishing 11 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 projects will receive funding of approximately €39 million for an initial period of four and a half years. Two of the new Research Training Groups are international: in addition to a German-American collaboration, the first German-Israeli Research Training Group has been approved.
DFG Establishes 11 New Research Training Groups
Topics Range from Labour Productivity to Power of Interpretation and Software Infrastructures / First German-Israeli Project
Save the Date: Global Research Council, 27 – 29 May 2013, Berlin
Research Funders from around the World will talk about open access and research integrity / Hosted by DFG and Brasilian CNPq
(08.05.13) The 2nd Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) will take place from 27 to 29 May 2013 at Berlin. It will bring together the heads of about 70 science and research councils from around the world. Hosted jointly by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) of Brazil, it will be the largest meeting of its kind so far. It is expected that participants will endorse an Action Plan on Open Access to scientific publications as well as a high-level Statement of Principles for Research Integrity.
DFG Announces Recipients of 2013 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
Wide Range of Disciplines / Number of Prizes and Prize Money Increased
(02.05.13) 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 (BMBF) have chosen nine researchers, four women and five men, to receive the 2013 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. This year the BMBF has increased the prize money from €16,000 to €20,000 per prize. The number of recipients also increased, with only six prizes having been awarded in previous years. The awards ceremony for the 2013 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes will be held on 3 June in Berlin.
Core Facilities: Widening Access to Research Instrumentation
DFG to Fund Ten Additional Projects
(26.04.13) The DFG has approved funding for ten additional core facilities to make existing research instrumentation more easily and efficiently accessible to researchers. The projects will each receive up to €450,000 over the next three years. The facilities are based at universities and institutes in Bremen, Aachen, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Ilmenau, Bayreuth, Essen, Magdeburg, Konstanz, Bielefeld and Duisburg-Essen, as well as at Lake Stechlin.
USA Study Tour "IT-Infrastructure"
The rapidly increasing importance of appropriate IT infrastructure is a central issue for the further development of the German research landscape. To answer questions on computational science and engineering, the Commission for IT-Infrastructure (KfR) travelled to select locations in the United States.
MIT European Career Fair 2013
Some 5000 people attended the 17. European Career Fair at MIT from February 23 through 25. Germany has gained international awareness thanks in part to the diverse funding possibilities for junior scientists, the flexibility mostly through Excellence Initiative, and the increasing internationalization of the universities.
The 50th Anniversary of the Heuss Professorship
On February 28 and March 1, 2013, twelve German Heuss Professors and their colleagues from the New School for Social Research gathered for a conference entitled “Social Research in a Transforming World: Transatlantic Conversations”. The conference was organized by the DFG and the New School for Social Research.
Third Leibniz Lecture in India
The third Leibniz Lecture in India was presented by the 1990 Leibniz awardee Professor Berthold Hölldobler, an expert in Sociobiology, Behavioural Physiology and Chemical Ecology, in Bangalore on Tuesday, 26th March 2013. His public lecture was entitled “War and Peace in Ant Societies”.