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ANNOUNCEMENT AND DATE NOTIFICATION DFG Annual General Meeting 2022 in Freiburg from 27 to 29 June

(13.6.22) The DFG is due to hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting in Freiburg im Breisgau from 27 to 29 June. This is the first face-to-face meeting of its kind in three years, since the 2020 and 2021 Annual General Meetings were held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The AGM will involve meetings of all the central bodies of the DFG in hybrid format, while the presentation of the Communicator Award and the official function will be the first public events to be held since 2019. Interner Linkmore

EUROPA PRIZE DFG Presents Awards to Selected “Jugend forscht” Winners

(31.05.22) 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

€111 million in funding, initially for four years DFG to Fund Nine New Collaborative Research Centres

(27.05.22) The DFG is establishing nine new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) to promote world-class research at universities. This was announced by the relevant Grants Committee, which met by video conference. 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

POSITION PAPER Academic Publishing and the Assessment of Scholarship

(18.05.22) Academic publishing faces a number of challenges that can have a negative impact on research. As a contribution to critical debate and with a view to rectifying developments, the DFG has published a position paper entitled “Academic Publishing as a Foundation and Area of Leverage for Research Assessment: Challenges and Fields of Action”. 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


13 New Research Training Groups

The DFG is establishing 13 new Research Training Groups to further bolster the support offered to early career researchers. The new RTGs will receive a total of roughly €93 million over an initial period of five years from autumn 2022 onwards. For the first time, they can also fund doctoral researchers for more than 36 months up to a maximum of 48 months. 
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Information Infrastructures for Research Data

The DFG has updated its funding programme “Information Infrastructures for Research Data”. Under this programme, funds can be applied for to establish and further develop information infrastructures for research data. In addition, a new programme emphasis makes it possible to acquire funds to design organisational models and develop networking, education and training measures. Interner Linkmore

Statement on Reforming Research Assessment

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. Link auf PDF-Dateimore

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