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€65 million for first funding periodDFG to Fund 13 New Research Training Groups

(13.05.2019) The DFG is establishing 13 new Research Training Groups. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. In the initial funding period, the new RTGs will receive a total of approximately €65 million, including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs. One of the new collaborations is an International Research Training Group with partners in Japan. Interner Linkmore

Approximately €85 million for three years14 New Priority Programmes

(01.04.19) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing 14 new Priority Programmes for 2020. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The 14 new groups, which were selected from 50 submissions, will receive a total of approximately €85 million – including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs – for an initial three-year period. Interner Linkmore

AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JULYThree Candidates for DFG Presidential Election

(11.04.19) At the DFG presidential election in early July, three candidates will run as successors to the current President, Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, who is due to step down in accordance with the normal system of rotation. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Prof. Dr. Katja Becker, University of Giessen; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Interner Linkmore


Six New Research UnitsApproximately €18 million for first funding period

The DFG has approved the establishment of six new Research Units which will receive a total of approximately €18 million, including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs, for an initial three-year period.  Interner Linkmore

AwardKatharina Anna Zweig wins Communicator Award 2019

Prof. Dr. Katharina Anna Zweig is the winner of this year’s Communicator Award. She will be presented with the prize for her communication on the ethical, political and social implications of algorithms and their application. Interner Linkmore

Award for Early Career ResearchersDFG and BMBF to Award Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

This year, ten researchers – three women and seven men – will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. The €20,000 prize will be presented on 28 May in Berlin. 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