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Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic Coronavirus Research

On this page you will find funding opportunities and overviews. The DFG encourages all researchers to engage with the topic of epidemics and pandemics, whether in direct connection with the topic or on a multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary basis. Interner Linkmore

Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic For Applicants and Funding Recipients

If you intend to submit a proposal to the DFG, you may be hesitating due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you work in a DFG-funded project, the crisis may be affecting your plans. Or if you lead a DFG-funded project, you may be concerned about the allocation and use of funds. Here you will find information on DFG research funding during the coronavirus pandemic, brought together in one place. Interner Linkmore

Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic From the DFG

(13.05.20) In a video statement, DFG President Prof. Dr. Katja Becker has spoken about the rapid and efficient support the DFG is providing to the research community and the relevance of substantiated facts for the public and politicians. In the "From the DFG" section accessible from the coronavirus pandemic information page, you will also find further statements from the President as well as statements, news and reports from the DFG and its Head Office. Interner Linkmore

Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic For Reviewers and Committee Members

(15.05.20) The DFG's funding decisions rely on the hard work and commitment of volunteers. The restrictions on contact due to coronavirus are changing the usual procedures involving face-to-face meetings. How can decisions be made in spite of contact restrictions? How are meetings and review processes being organised? And when will decisions be made by the DFG's various bodies? Interner Linkmore

Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic In an International Context

"Close communication between scientists, governments, the public and businesses, as well as a cooperative, coordinated approach between countries is essential," said DFG President Katja Becker in a press release on 16 March. Here you will find international approaches, overviews and joint statements. Interner Linkmore


Response to Coronavirus RestrictionsExtensive Financial Support

With immediate effect, the DFG is offering additional funding to support DFG-funded projects affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the associated restrictions on public life. Joint Committee has approved a package of measures. Interner Linkmore

One-off special awardSpecial Recognition for Christian Drosten

Virologist Professor Dr. Christian Drosten is to receive a special award from the DFG and the Stifterverband for outstanding science communication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Interner Linkmore

Research VesselDFG Supports MOSAiC Expedition

The DFG together with the BMBF is stepping in to support the MOSAiC expedition in the Arctic Ocean by sending the research vessels Sonne and Maria S. Merian to Spitzbergen. Interner Linkmore

Research Funding14 new Priority Programmes

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is to establish 14 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2021. They will receive a total of approximately €85 million for an initial three-year period. Interner Linkmore

Instructions for Project ProposalsRestructured and Updated

The DFG has structurally adapted its instructions for project proposals. The changes affect the project description in proposals relating to individual research grants, the Emmy Noether Programme, Research Units, Clinical Research Units and Priority Programmes. Interner Linkmore

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