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Up to dateDFG Responds to Spread of Coronavirus

(25.03.20) In response to the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is implementing precautionary measures. As one most members of staff at the DFG Head Office will be working from home with immediate effect, at least until 19 April. All team members are working hard to keep funding activities functioning as normally as possible. On this website we publish all news on research funding. Interner Linkmore


INFORMATION FOR RESEARCHERSExtended deadline for DFG calls

In view of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on research activities, the DFG has extended the submission deadline for several of its current calls for proposals. Further deadline extensions will be introduced if necessary. Interner Linkmore

WRITTEN PROCEDURESenate and Joint Committee

The meetings of the DFG's Senate and Joint Committee, originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week in Bonn, cannot be held in the usual form; decisions will be taken using the written process and on a staggered basis.
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Ad-HOC-STATEMENTAcademy of Sciences Leopoldina

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has convened an ad-hoc working group of researchers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This working group today issued a statement. Externer LinkView statement

CALL FOR PROPOSALSResearch into Epidemics and Pandemics

The effects of the current SARS-CoV-2 outbreak have shown that epidemics and pandemics cannot be managed simply on a national level; instead, the whole global framework needs to be taken into account. Interner Linkmore

FORMER SECRETARY GENERALDFG is Sad to Announce the Death of Reinhard Grunwald

The former Secretary General of Germany's largest research funding organisation and the central self-governing organisation of the country's research community died on 21 March 2020.
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RESEARCH FUNDINGResponse to the coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the DFG has published a letter on financial measures and arrangements for fellowship recipients and those employed as fellows in DFG programmes.
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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