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Both Global and National

The Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council in Tokyo, intensive consultations with partners in Argentina, Brazil and Russia, scientific policy advice at the United Nations in New York – the DFG’s job is to support the best knowledge-driven research whether at home or in the international aspects of its work. by Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider [ more ]

Nine New Research Units, One New Clinical Research Unit

The DFG is to set up one new Clinical Research Unit and nine new Research Units. This was decided by the Senate of the DFG at its session during the 2015 Annual Meeting at the University of Bochum. The research collaborations will offer researchers the possibility of pursuing current and pressing issues in their research areas and establishing innovative work directions. The new groups will receive a total of around €24.5 million for an initial 3-year period.

DFG Increases Research Fellowship Amounts for Recent Postdoctoral Researchers

The DFG is increasing its research fellowships to offer recent postdoctoral researchers better opportunities in international competition. A resolution concerning these fellowships made by the Joint Committee last year has now been implemented following approval from the Joint Science Conference (GWK). The increase with retroactive effect from 1 January 2015 means that researchers receiving funding will now get a basic monthly sum of €1,750 and a monthly fixed allowance for direct project costs of €250.

DFG to Fund 13 New Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG has approved the establishment of 13 new Collaborative Research Centres. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its spring session in Bonn. The new centres will receive approximately €113 million in funding for an initial four-year period starting from 1 July 2015. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of 28 existing centres for an additional funding period. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 241 Collaborative Research Centres as of July 2015.

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