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VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING Heide Ahrens Appointed Secretary General of DFG

DFG Secretary General Heide Ahrens

(01.07.20) The DFG has a new Secretary General. The General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Dr. Heide Ahrens, who is currently Senate Director and head of the Higher Education and Research department in the office of the Senator for Science and Ports of Bremen. She is expected to take office on 1 October. Interner Linkmore

NATIONAL RESEARCH DATA INFRASTRUCTURE DFG Welcomes First-Round Funding Decisions on Consortia

(26.06.20) The DFG welcomes the decisions made by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) in the first round of the National Research Data Infrastructure Programme (NFDI). With this decision, the GWK underscored its commitment to establishing the NFDI in a research-driven process. The DFG is responsible for the selection, review and evaluation of NFDI consortium proposals and the GWK is responsible for financial decisions. Interner Linkmore

Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic DFG-Funded Research at a Glance

(12.06.20) During the coronavirus pandemic, numerous DFG-funded projects have become a focus of public attention due to their topic areas. This page provides an overview of DFG-funded projects in which researchers are working to understand the genetic, biological, medical, environmental and also socioeconomic factors. Interner Linkmore

STRENGTHENING BASIC RESEARCH DFG Establishes Interdisciplinary Commission for Pandemic Research

(10.06.20) Against the background of the current coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is to establish an interdisciplinary commission for pandemic research. The commission, made up of 18 members representing all scientific disciplines and headed by President Katja Becker, is to strengthen the knowledge-driven research which is essential to pandemic and epidemic research and identify research needs. Its first meeting is scheduled for 15 June. Interner Linkmore

Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic For Reviewers and Committee Members

(20.05.20) The coronavirus pandemic has significant implications for the annual meeting of the DFG. To protect all participants, and given the ongoing restrictions on public life, the meeting cannot be held in the originally planned form but will be adapted to current circumstances. How can decisions be made in spite of contact restrictions? Interner LinkInformation for Reviewers and Committee Members

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


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

Coronavirus PandemicExtra Financial Support for DFG-Funded Research

The Joint Committee of the DFG has approved extra financial support for DFG-funded research during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Research FundingNew Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing ten new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) to further support top-level research in German universities. 
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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