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I. Quarter 2017

DFG Presents the 2017 Leibniz Prizes

(16.03.17) The DFG awarded the 2017 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes today in Berlin. Nine recipients who were selected by the DFG’s Joint Committee in December 2016 were recognised with Germany’s highest research honour. Shortly before the awards ceremony the DFG received anonymous comments concerning the research work of Prof. Dr. Britta Nestler, a materials scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, which require further examination. In agreement with Prof. Nestler, this examination is currently taking place. The awarding of the prize will be halted until the matter has been resolved.

DFG and BMBF Honour Ten Researchers

(23.02.17) This year ten researchers – including four women and six men – will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee in Bonn appointed by the DFG and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The awards, each worth €20,000, will be presented on 3 May in Berlin at a ceremony to be followed by the 40th anniversary celebrations for the prize.

“Science Is International”

(03.02.17) The DFG and other German science organisations have issued a joint statement criticizing US President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The order represents “an act of aggression against the fundament values of science” and gravely impairs the international exchange that is of such critical importance for scientific collaboration. The organisations are calling on the United States government to repeal the order immediately.

DFG New Year’s Reception 2017

(17.01.17) “The Society of Science – and Why We Must Argue for It” was the title of the address given by DFG President Professor Peter Strohschneider at the New Year’s reception on 16 January 2017 in Berlin.



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