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I. Quarter 2018

Ten Researchers to Receive Prize

(27.03.18) Ten researchers – five women and five men – will receive the 2018 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The awards will be presented on 29 May in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

14 New Priority Programmes

(16.03.18) The DFG has approved the establishment of 14 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2019. Priority Programmes examine fundamental scientific issues relating to particularly topical or emerging areas of research. The new programmes were selected by the DFG Senate from a total of 53 submissions. Interner Linkmore

DFG Establishes Four Competence Centres

(16.03.18) The DFG is establishing four new competence centres for high-throughput sequencing. They will be equipped with next generation sequencing technology and funded with a total of €14 million for an initial period of three years. The centres will provide cross-location consulting for sequencing projects and bioinformatics. Interner Linkmore

Two New Research Units, One New Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies

(16.03.18) The DFG is establishing two new Research Units and one new Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The maximum funding duration for Research Units is two periods of three years; Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies can be funded for two periods of four years. Interner Linkmore

New Year’s Reception 2018

(16.01.18) On 15 January 2018 the DFG ushered in the new year with its traditional New Year’s reception at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. President Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider addressed some 400 guests, representing science and academia, politics, society and the media, on the topic “Science and Humanities in the Digital Age”. Interner Linkmore


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