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Nobel Prize for Chemistry DFG Congratulates Benjamin List

(06.10.21) The DFG congratulates Professor Dr. Benjamin List on the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2021. The researcher from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohleforschung in Mülheim receives this year’s award together with David W.C. MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis. DFG President Professor Dr. Katja Becker said: “The DFG congratulates Benjamin List, who has established an entirely new field of catalysis and catalysis research. We previously honoured this groundbreaking achievement by awarding him the DFG’s Leibniz Prize in 2016.” Interner Linkmore

DFG PRESENTS “FUNDING ATLAS 2021” All the Key Figures on Publicly Financed Research and Funding

(05.10.21) The DFG presented the “Funding Atlas 2021” together with the HRK and the Stifterverband. It is the most comprehensive current compendium on publicly financed research and its funding in Germany. In addition to first-time analyses of the distribution of third-party funding broken down by federal state and rankings based on higher education institution and subject, other topics include international cooperation and two special historical analyses of funding prior to 1945 and since reunification. Interner Linkmore

APPROXIMATELY €31.4 MILLION FOR THE FIRST FUNDING PERIOD Six New Research Units, One New Clinical Research Unit and One New Centre for Advanced Studies

(24.09.21) The DFG is establishing six new Research Units, one new Clinical Research Unit and one new Centre for Advanced Studies. The new Research Units will receive total funding of approximately €31.4 million, including a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. The decision has also been made to extend the funding of six Research Units for an additional period. Interner Linkmore

EUROPA PRIZE All DFG Europa Prize Winners Successful in Salamanca

(20.09.21) All four winners of the DFG’s Europa Prize 2021 also received international distinctions at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) 2021 in Salamanca, Spain. This year the event took place virtually from 16 to 19 September. Interner Linkmore


Bernd Rendel Prize 2021Early Achievements in the Geosciences

Simon Rosanka, a doctoral student at the University of Cologne and Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Jan Schönig, a doctoral student at the University of Göttingen, will receive the DFG’s Bernd Rendel Prize 2021 for promising and original early-career research in the geosciences. Interner Linkmore

GAIN21“Networking, dialogue and an open-minded attitude”

At the virtual 21st annual conference of the GAIN from August 25 – 27, postdocs and early career researchers met with international researchers and high-ranking representatives of academia, politics, and business in Germany. Interner Linkmore

Academic Position PaperPrevention of Coronavirus Infection through Aerosols

An academic position paper has now been published that provides a summary of findings on the spread of SARS-CoV-2 viruses through aerosols. It aims to help contribute to a reliable information base that is broadly coordinated among special-
ists as well as offering concrete advice on how to guard against infection. Interner Linkmore

FAQs on submitting proposals to funding programmes

The FAQs were compiled to assist prospective applicants in submitting proposals to the DFG. They provide information on various DFG funding programmes and serve to complement existing guidelines and instructions. Interner Linkmore