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€101 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR INITIAL FOUR-YEAR PERIODDFG to Fund Ten New Collaborative Research Centres

(25.11.2019) The DFG is establishing ten new Collaborative Research Centres to further support top-level research in German universities. The new CRCs will receive a total of approximately €101 million in funding for an initial four-year period starting on 1 January 2020. 15 CRCs will be extended by an additional funding period. From January 2020, the DFG will be funding a total of 275 CRCs. Interner Linkmore

DFG Review Board Election 2019Preliminary Results Announced

(22.11.19) The DFG review board election has been successfully concluded. Between 21 October and 18 November, approximately 150,000 eligible researchers had the opportunity to vote online for their preferred candidates for 632 positions on a total of 49 review boards. Overall, approximately 53,300 people participated in the electronic voting process, each casting up to six votes to choose among the 1,659 candidates. Interner Linkmore

€72 MILLION FOR FIRST FUNDING PERIOD16 New Research Training Groups

(11.11.2019) The DFG is establishing 16 new Research Training Groups (RTGs). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. In the initial funding period, the new RTGs will receive a total of around €72 million, including a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. One of the new groups is an International Research Training Group (IRTG) with partners in the UK. Interner Linkmore

€32 Million for First Funding PeriodNew: Eight Research Units, One Clinical Research Unit and One Centre for
Advanced Studies

(20.09.19) The DFG is establishing eight Research Units, one Clinical Research Unit and one Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This decision was made by the DFG’s Joint Committee at the recommendation of the Senate in Bonn. The new collaborations will receive a total of approximately €32 million including a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. Interner Linkmore


Final decisions in the Excellence StrategyTen Universities and One University Consortium of Excellence

Out of 19 applications, ten universities and one university consortium were selected to receive permanent institutional funding as well as the sought-after title as Universities of Excellence. Interner Linkmore

Total package of €90 MillionArtificial Intelligence: DFG Announces Strategic Funding Initiative

The DFG has launched a strategic initiative in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Projects from all areas of AI research will be funded in various programmes throughout the coming years. Interner Linkmore

"An Appeal to Reason"Shifting Political Culture Threatens Freedom

At a two-day event at Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles, scientists, including DFG Vice President Prof Dr Julika Griem and HRK President Prof Dr Peter-André Alt, discussed the political cultural shift towards populism and nationalism and the consequences it has for science. 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