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II. Quarter 2018

Outstanding German-Polish Cooperation in Cardiology

(15.06.18) Cardiologists from Berlin and Wrocław to receive the 2018 Copernicus Award from the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) for their long-standing collaboration in heart failure research. The €200,000 Copernicus Award will be presented on 25 October 2018 in Berlin by the presidents of the DFG and the FNP Interner Linkmore

DFG to Fund 14 New Collaborative Research Centres

(18.05.18) The DFG is establishing 14 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) to further support top-level research at German universities. They will receive a total of approximately €164 million in funding for an initial period of four years from 1 July 2018. The responsible Grants Committee also approved the extension of 21 CRCs. Interner Linkmore

DFG to Fund 15 New Research Training Groups

(07.05.18) The DFG is establishing 15 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers. They will receive a total of €70 million in funding for an initial period of four and a half years starting from October 2018. The responsible Grants Committee also approved the extension of nine Research Training Groups. Interner Linkmore

Antje Boetius Wins 2018 Communicator Award

(20.04.18) Marine researcher Antje Boetius is the winner of this year’s Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Stifterverband. She is recognised for her multifaceted work in communicating her research and in making science accessible to the public. The prize will be presented on 2 July in Bonn. Interner Linkmore


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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