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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

DFG SENATE COMMISSIONGuidelines: Between Animal Welfare and Scientific Quality

(17.07.19) 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. To support this goal, the Commission has published guidelines on the design, planning and implementation of research projects involving animal experimentation. Interner Linkmore

New president to take office on 1 January 2020Katja Becker Elected President of the DFG

Prof. Dr. Katja Becker

(03.07.19) The DFG’s General Assembly in Rostock has elected Prof. Dr. Katja Becker as President of the DFG. The biochemist and medical scientist from the University of Giessen will take office on 1 January 2020 for an initial term of four years, succeeding Peter Strohschneider. Interner Linkmehr

Approximately €47 million for first funding periodDFG to Fund Ten Research Units, Two Clinical Research Units and One Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

(04.07.19) 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 collaborations will receive a total of approximately €47 million, including a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. Interner Linkmore

DFG annual meetingTwo New Vice Presidents for the DFG

(03.07.19) The DFG has two new vice presidents. On 3 July 2019, the DFG’s General Assembly elected Bremen-based computer scientist Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill and Berlin-based medical scientist Prof. Dr. Britta Siegmund to the Executive Committee. Engineer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer was elected for a further term as vice president. 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

Bernd Rendel Prize 2019DFG Recognises Early Career Achievements in Geoscience

Dini Adyasari, a doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, and Michael Grund, a doctoral researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have been selected to receive the Bernd Rendel Prize. Interner Linkmore

Scientific PrizesHeinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2019

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft  awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Awards 2019 to ten researchers – three women and seven men. Interner Linkmore

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