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Professor Dr. Dorothea Wagner

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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 ]

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.

DFG Establishes 17 New Research Training Groups

The DFG is establishing 17 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany, including an International Research Training Group with partners in Argentina. The new groups will receive funding of approximately €74 million for an initial period of four and a half years. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of eight Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.

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