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Approximately €41 million for the first funding period Nine Research Units and One Clinical Research Unit

(29.03.21) The DFG is setting up six new Research Units and one new Clinical Research Unit. The DFG Joint Committee decided this on the recommendation of the Senate. The new Research Units will receive total funding of approximately €41 million, including a 22-percent programme allowance for indirect project-related costs. The decision has also been made to extend the funding of five Research Units for a second period. Interner Linkmore

Approximately €82 million for three years DFG Establishes 13 New Priority Programmes

(29.03.21) The DFG is establishing 13 new Priority Programmes for 2022. This was decided by the DFG Senate at a meeting that was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 13 new consortia were selected from 47 submitted initiatives and will receive a total of approximately €82 million for an initial three years. Interner Linkmore

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND LOCKDOWN DFG extends financial aid for funded research projects

(26.03.21) The DFG is extending its financial aid for research projects and researchers affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. At its virtual spring meeting, the DFG Joint Committee extended its support measures for numerous funding programmes that have been in place since May 2020. Individual measures are being prolonged or newly added. Interner Linkmore


Weave Lead Agency InitiativeCooperation with GACR (Czech Republic) launched

The DFG already applies Weave together with FWF (Austria), FNR (Luxembourg) and SNSF (Switzerland). From 22 February 2021 on, the cooperation with GACR (Czech Republic) commences and opens up new collaboration opportunities. Proposals with DFG as the Lead Agency can be submitted any time. Interner Linkmore

Top German early career researcher awardHeinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2021 announced

Four female and six male researchers will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize this year, the top award for early career investigators in Germany. This was the result of a decision made by a selection committee appointed by the DFG and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Interner Linkmore

Infrastructure fundingDFG Sets a New Course for Open Access

The DFG is increasing its efforts to enable free online access to publications and other research findings and has therefore adopted and implemented further measures. Subsidies towards publication fees are being awarded and have been since autumn 2020, and the establishment and expansion of suitable publication infrastructures is being promoted. 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