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Research Funding

Professor Dr. Dorothea Wagner

Editorial
All Eyes on Early Career Researchers

Big data, digitisation, open access – research libraries are facing some major challenges, which must be taken into account in DFG infrastructure programmes. The introduction of specialised information services is a further step in this direction. by Dorothea Wagner [ more ]

Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research Starts Work

The Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research, set up by the DFG and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, has started work. It was established to aid research institutions in the effective and permanent implementation of the recommendations on "Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility" published in June 2014 by the DFG and the Leopoldina.

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.

International Cooperation
European Research Area

The DFG funds research at the European level on the basis of scientific competition. To this end, and to promote cross-border scientific cooperation, the DFG has established numerous bilateral and European programmes. [ more ]

Research Funding
Funding Programmes

The DFG essentially offers two forms of research funding: first, the funding of individual research projects, and second, of coordinated, collaborative research programmes which serve to build capacities at host institutions. An overview over all DFG programmes. [ more ]

Research Collaboration
International Cooperation

The DFG supports cooperation with international partners in all of its funding programmes and with a multitude of instruments. In general, it is possible to apply for the funds needed for cooperation, in addition to the project funding itself, regardless of the specific type of project funding involved. [ more ]

Research Careers
Young scientists and academics

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) has identified the education and advancement of young scientists and academics as one of its priority tasks. [ more ]

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