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€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

SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCTDFG Imposes Sanctions Against Brain Researcher Niels Birbaumer and Research Associate

(19.09.19) The DFG has completed its investigation of research misconduct allegations against brain researcher Niels Birbaumer. At its meeting in Bonn, the Joint Committee found several instances of scientific misconduct by Birbaumer and his research associate, Ujwal Chaudhary, and imposed sanctions against both researchers in line with the DFG’s Rules of Procedure. Interner Linkmore

CONFERENCE “AN APPEAL TO REASON”Shifting political culture threatens academic freedom

(09.09.19) 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

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

(19.07.19) 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


Celebrate researchDFG2020 Website     Launched

Next year the DFG will celebrate the principle of science-driven research funding with a variety of activities in Germany. Visit our site to find out more. Externer LinkGo to DFG2020

DFG Senate CommissionGuidelines: Between Animal Welfare and Scientific Quality

The DFG’s Senate Commission on Animal Protection and Experimentation calls on researchers to commit to animal welfare policies as an integral part of scientifically valid project design. The Commission has published guidelines for research projects. Interner Linkmore

Research in Humanities and Social SciencesApproximately €47 million for first funding period

The decision was made by the DFG Joint Committee at the recommendation of the Senate during the DFG’s annual meeting in Rostock. The new groups will receive a total of approximately €47 million, which includes a 22 percent programme allowance for project costs. Interner Linkmore


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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