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Current recommendations Dealing with Risks in International Research Cooperation

(29.09.23) The potential risks involved in international research cooperation projects funded by the DFG shall henceforth be subjected to a more thorough and systematic reflection. To this end, the DFG has put forward recommendations that have recently been approved by its Joint Committee. While primarily aimed at individual and institutional applicants, the recommendations can also be drawn on in the DFG’s review and decision-making process. Interner Linkmore

Approximately €35.5 million for the first funding period Eight New Research Units

(22.09.23) The DFG is establishing eight new Research Units. This was decided by the DFG Joint Committee on the recommendation of the Senate. These new Research Units will receive total funding of some €35.5 million, including a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. In addition, it was decided to extent three Research Units and a Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences for a second funding period. Interner Linkmore

AI AND CHATGPT IN SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES Guidelines for Dealing with Generative Models for Text and Image Creation

(21.09.23) The DFG Executive Committee has formulated initial guidelines for dealing with generative models for text and image creation. According to a statement, usage of such models in the work process in science and the humanities should not be ruled out because of their opportunities and development potential, but must be transparently disclosed in the spirit of good research practice. It should be possible to use generative models in funding proposals, but not in reviews in order to protect confidentiality. Interner Linkmore

Individual Grants Programmes

Step by step through the DFG grant process: In our How-to-guide you find clearly information on individual funding, a programme comparison, a checklist, helpful tips and pointers. Interner Linkmore

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Video: From proposal to decision

Find out about the bodies that make funding decisions. Externer Linkmore

Ongoing Calls for Proposals

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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

Impacts of Covid 19

All updates and information for and about funded research projects related to the coronavirus pandemic: For applicants, reviewers, committee members and interested. Interner Linkmore

Russian Attack on Ukraine

Here you can find all DFG publications on the impact on funding activities as well as on offers of support for refugees. Interner Linkmore