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Annual General Meeting 2022 Eight New Research Units in the Field of Artificial Intelligence

(28.06.22) The DFG is to fund eight new Research Units under its strategic funding initiative in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The DFG Joint Committee approved these new consortia on the recommendation of the Senate. The new consortia will receive total funding of approximately €31.4 million, including a 22-percent programme allowance. The funding initiative seeks to boost AI research in a wide range of fields. Interner Linkmore

Annual General Meeting 2022 Seven New Research Units and Two New Centres for Advanced Studies

(28.06.22) The DFG is establishing seven new Research Units and two new Centres for Advanced Studies. The DFG Joint Committee recently approved these new consortia on the recommendation of the Senate. The new Research Units will receive total funding of approximately €38.4 million, including a 22-percent programme allowance. In addition to the nine newly created consortia, the extension of six Research Units and one Centre for Advanced Studies was approved for a second funding period. Interner Linkmore


DFG Presents Awards to Selected “Jugend forscht” Winners

The DFG has awarded its Europa Prize to selected winners of the national Jugend forscht competition. They recently received the award at the Jugend forscht finals in Lübeck in addition to their national prize. The aim is to prepare the winners for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in September. Interner Linkmore

Nine New Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing nine new Collaborative Research Centres to promote world-class research at universities. The new CRCs will initially receive a total of approximately €111 million over a period of four years from 1 July 2022 onwards. The Grants Committee also agreed to extend funding for another 19 CRCs for an additional funding period. Interner Linkmore

Academic Publishing and the Assessment of Scholarship

The Alliance of Science Organisations has issued a statement acknowledging the joint effort to commit to responsible and quality-oriented research assessment on the initiative of the European Commission. It advocates to share best practice as to achieve functional interoperability of specific research assessment systems and a strengthened process of mutual learning. Interner Linkmore

Russian Attack on Ukraine

DFG Takes Steps in Response to Russian Attack on Ukraine

Due to the Russian attack on Ukraine, the DFG is suspending all of its funded research projects between academics from Germany and Russia with immediate effect. What is more, funding proposals for new collaborative projects and renewal proposals for ongoing projects will not be accepted until further notice. Refugee researchers are to receive support under assistance programmes. Interner Linkmore

German-Russian Proposals and Cooperation Projects

As a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine, the DFG is suspending its German-Russian cooperation activities. The DFG is aware of the consequences
of these measures and at the same time deeply regrets them from the academic perspective. Following you will find information on how to deal with
German-Russian funding proposals and cooperation projects. Interner Linkmore

Further Information                                             

The DFG is continuously monitoring the developments and maintaining close contact with researchers as well as politicians. On this website, you find an overview of all publications by the DFG, including updates on the impact the Russian attack on Ukraine has on funding activities, as well as offers of support for refugees. 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

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

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