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Commission for Pandemic Research Urgent action required concerning health research data

(15.10.21) The Interdisciplinary Commission for Pandemic Research of the DFG calls for data for health-related research to be made more readily available and more linkable. In a statement, the Commission highlights five fields of action that should be addressed jointly. Interner Linkmore

Nobel Prize for Chemistry DFG Congratulates Benjamin List

(06.10.21) The DFG congratulates Professor Dr. Benjamin List on the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2021. The researcher from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohleforschung in Mülheim receives this year’s award together with David W.C. MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis. DFG President Professor Dr. Katja Becker said: “The DFG congratulates Benjamin List, who has established an entirely new field of catalysis and catalysis research. We previously honoured this groundbreaking achievement by awarding him the DFG’s Leibniz Prize in 2016.” Interner Linkmore

DFG PRESENTS “FUNDING ATLAS 2021” All the Key Figures on Publicly Financed Research and Funding

(05.10.21) The DFG presented the “Funding Atlas 2021” together with the HRK and the Stifterverband. It is the most comprehensive current compendium on publicly financed research and its funding in Germany. In addition to first-time analyses of the distribution of third-party funding broken down by federal state and rankings based on higher education institution and subject, other topics include international cooperation and two special historical analyses of funding prior to 1945 and since reunification. Interner Linkmore

APPROXIMATELY €31.4 MILLION FOR THE FIRST FUNDING PERIOD Six New Research Units, One New Clinical Research Unit and One New Centre for Advanced Studies

(24.09.21) The DFG is establishing six new Research Units, one new Clinical Research Unit and one new Centre for Advanced Studies. The new Research Units will receive total funding of approximately €31.4 million, including a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. The decision has also been made to extend the funding of six Research Units for an additional period. Interner Linkmore


Europa PrizeAll DFG Europa Prize Winners Successful in Salamanca

All four winners of the DFG’s (German Research Foundation) Europa Prize 2021 also received international distinctions at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) 2021 in Salamanca, Spain. This year the event took place virtually from 16 to 19 September. Interner Linkmore

Bernd Rendel Prize 2021Early Achievements in the Geosciences

Simon Rosanka, a doctoral student at the University of Cologne and Forschungs-
zentrum Jülich, and Jan Schönig, a doctoral student at the University of Göttingen, will receive the DFG’s Bernd Rendel Prize 2021 for promising and original early-career research in the geosciences. Interner Linkmore

GAIN21“Networking, dialogue and an open-minded attitude”

At the virtual 21st annual conference of the GAIN from August 25 – 27, postdocs and early career researchers met with international researchers and high-ranking representatives of academia, politics, and business in Germany. It is a joint annual event organized by the DAAD, the AvH and the DFG. 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