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SELF-GOVERNANCE IN RESEARCH 2023 DFG Review Board Elections: Preliminary Results Finalised

(24.11.23) The DFG’s 2023 review board elections have been completed. Between 23 October and 20 November, more than 54,000 researchers took part online, casting their votes to fill 649 places on a total of 49 review boards. The provisional results have now been published on the election portal. Interner Linkmore

€210 MILLION FOR THE FIRST FUNDING PERIOD 17 New Collaborative Research Centres

(24.11.23) The DFG is establishing 17 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) to further strengthen top-level research at German universities. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. 16 other CRCs have had their funding extended for an additional funding period. The Grants Committee also adopted additional measures to stabilise the balance between the funding rate and funding amounts under the CRC programme. Interner Linkmore

European Research Area “National Action Plan Has Potential to Create Genuine Added Value”

(23.11.23) The DFG welcomes the federal government’s adoption of the “National Action Plan for the European Research Area”. It provides for the establishment of a “German Forum for European Research and Innovation Policy” (Forum.EU) to promote coherence between regional, national and European research policy. Interner Linkmore

New Breeding Techniques for Plants Appeal to the German Federal Government to Approve EU Proposal

(15.11.23) The DFG has made an urgent appeal to the German federal government to approve the European Commission’s draft regulation on the use of new genomic techniques in plant breeding. For this purpose, the DFG organised a Parliamentary Evening in Berlin to explain the scientific position on the EU proposal to representatives of the government parliamentary groups. Interner Linkmore

The current situation in Israel and the region

Information on support and relief measures offered to researchers in Israel and the region as well as further documents at a glance.
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DFG Welcomes Ruling Issued by Federal Constitutional Court

The ruling was issued in response to a constitutional appeal lodged by a DFG-funded psychologist and sets important standards for the protection of confidentially collected research data. Interner Linkmore

12 New Research Training Groups

From spring 2024 onwards, the new RTGs will receive a total of approximately €93 million over an initial period of five years. 15 other RTGs have had their funding extended for an additional period. Interner Linkmore

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

Review Board Election 2023

The review board election has taken place between 23 October 2023, 2 pm, and 20 November 2023, 6 pm. The election period has ended. For further information, please refer to our Interner Linkelection portal.

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