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GERMAN FUTURE PRIZE 2021 DFG congratulates Uğur Şahin and his team on award

(18.11.21) The DFG congratulates Professor Dr. Uğur Şahin, Dr. Özlem Türeci, Professor Dr. Christoph Huber and Professor Katalin Karikó, PhD, of the Mainz-based company BioNTech on receiving the Future Prize 2022. The team received the distinction for its development of a COVID-19 vaccine based on preliminary work originally carried out as part of DFG-funded projects. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the prize yesterday evening in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

DFG CONFERENCE ON PANDEMIC RESEARCH In Search of Solutions for the Future

(17.11.21) On Monday, 15 November, the DFG organised a broad-based networking meeting with academics working on DFG-funded projects in the field of pandemic research. Around 300 participants from more than 100 pandemic-related projects gathered for the digital dialogue entitled “Preparedness for Future Pandemics from a Global Perspective”. The focus was on interdisciplinary networking and initiating additional projects. Interner Linkmore

Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize - Event information Award ceremony on 16th November 2021

(15.11.21) In 2020 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has honoured four researchers with the Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize. Through years of dedication, they have successfully contributed to both academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Japan. On 16th November 2021 the four awardees were celebrated in an online ceremony. Interner Linkmore

Approximately €76 million for the first funding period DFG to Fund 14 New Research Training Groups

(08.11.21) The DFG is establishing 14 new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further bolster the support offered to early career researchers. This was announced by the relevant Grants Committee, which met by video conference. The Grants Committee also agreed to extend funding for another 12 RTGs for an additional funding period. The DFG currently funds a total of 218 RTGs, including 35 international RTGs. Interner Linkmore


UK and GermanyCollaboration Supports World-leading Research

Awards have been made to 19 research projects in the third round of funding delivered by the partnership between the AHRC and the DFG. The awards bring together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct outstanding projects spanning a wide range of academic disciplines. Interner Linkmore

Research Integrity in PracticeElectronic DFG Incident Reporting System

The DFG has long advocated honesty in research. Until now, it has been possible to submit incident reports on research misconduct related to DFG-funded research/activities via the usual channels. Now these channels will be supplemented by the DFG’s electronic Research Integrity Incident Reporting System. Interner Linkmore

German-American ExchangeResponsibility towards Democracy

The political responsibility of universities and science towards democratic culture was the focus of a transatlantic online symposium jointly hosted last week by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the DFG, the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and Thomas Mann House (TMH). 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

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