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The Europe We Want

Research policy and research funding must not be allowed to lapse into the thought patterns that are currently gaining ground throughout the continent. Research and innovation for a Europe fully equipped for the challenges of tomorrow should be based not on economistic reductionism but solely on pluralism and freedom. by Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider [ more ]

Germany’s Excellence Strategy: DFG and WR Issue Calls for Proposals for Clusters of Excellence and Universities of Excellence

On 28 September 2016, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Wissenschaftsrat (WR, German Council of Science and Humanities) issued calls for proposals in the Clusters of Excellence and Universities of Excellence funding lines, marking the start of the Excellence Strategy. The DFG is responsible for implementing the Clusters of Excellence funding line and the German Council of Science and Humanities for the Universities of Excellence funding line.

DFG to Fund Five New Research Units, One Clinical Research Unit and One Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies

The DFG will fund five new Research Units, one new Clinical Research Unit and one Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate during its autumn session in Bonn. The DFG will now fund a total of 195 Research Units, 20 Clinical Research Units and 10 Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies.

DFG Research Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) to Receive Funding for Another Four Years

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), set up as a DFG Research Centre in 2012, is to receive funding for another four years. This was decided by the Joint Committee of the DFG at its summer session during the annual meeting in Mainz. From October 2016, the three applicant institutions – the University of Leipzig, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg – will receive around €36.5 million plus a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs.

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