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INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING DFG Sets a New Course for Open Access

(25.01.21) 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


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

Initial funding decisionsFocus Funding on the Coronavirus

The DFG has made its first decisions in the new COVID-19 Focus Funding instrument. These decisions will enable 33 projects to immediately begin research on immunity, host susceptibility and pathomechanisms of infection with SARS-CoV-2. A total of €3.6 million will be provided for a maximum of one year. Interner Linkmore

Collaborative Research CentreCoronavirus Vaccine Shows Value of Basic Research

The most promising vaccine to date in combating the coronavirus shows the long-term value of basic research and its support by the DFG. The mRNA vaccine platform developed by the company BioNTech traces back to preliminary work undertaken in an earlier Collaborative Research Centre in Mainz. 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