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(09.05.22) The DFG is establishing 13 new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further bolster the support offered to early career researchers. This was decided by the relevant Grants Committee. The new RTGs will receive a total of roughly €93 million over an initial period of five years from autumn 2022 onwards. For the first time, they can also fund doctoral researchers for more than 36 months up to a maximum of 48 months. Six RTGs have each had their funding extended for a further period. Interner Linkmore

ALLIANCE OF SCIENCE ORGANISATIONS Statement on Reforming Research Assessment

(02.05.22) The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany has issued a statement acknowledging the joint effort to commit to responsible and quality-oriented research assessment on the initiative of the European Commission. The Alliance’s vision for research assessment in a renewed ERA is to share best practice as to achieve functional interoperability of specific research assessment systems and a strengthened process of mutual learning, and not to create one general Europe-wide harmonised system. Link auf PDF-Dateimore

Opening of DWIH in San Francisco Third DFG Office in the USA

(29.04.22) The DFG is opening an office in San Francisco, USA. It is part of the newly established German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) and the third DFG office in the United States, in addition to those in Washington D.C. and New York. DFG Secretary General Dr. Heide Ahrens emphasised in San Francisco the great importance of networking with research companies and top universities on the US West Coast. Interner Linkmore

Copernicus Award 2022 Outstanding German-Polish Collaboration Receives Award

(28.04.22) Professor Dr. Sascha Feuchert, University of Giessen, and Professor Dr. Krystyna Radziszewska, University of Łódź, have been selected to receive of the Copernicus Award 2022, presented by the DFG and its Polish partner organisation FNP. The award recognizes the two scholars’ in-depth collaboration in the field of Holocaust studies. The award ceremony is to take place in Warsaw in June. Interner Linkmore

Russian Attack on Ukraine

DFG Takes Steps in Response to Russian Attack on Ukraine

Due to the Russian attack on Ukraine, the DFG is suspending all of its funded research projects between academics from Germany and Russia with immediate effect. What is more, funding proposals for new collaborative projects and renewal proposals for ongoing projects will not be accepted until further notice. Refugee researchers are to receive support under assistance programmes. Interner Linkmore

German-Russian Proposals and Cooperation Projects

As a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine, the DFG is suspending its German-Russian cooperation activities. The DFG is aware of the consequences
of these measures and at the same time deeply regrets them from the academic perspective. Following you will find information on how to deal with
German-Russian funding proposals and cooperation projects. Interner Linkmore

Further Information                                             

The DFG is continuously monitoring the developments and maintaining close contact with researchers as well as politicians. On this website, you find an overview of all publications by the DFG, including updates on the impact the Russian attack on Ukraine has on funding activities, as well as offers of support for refugees. Interner Linkmore


High-Throughput Sequencing Funding Initiative

The DFG has arrived at a positive interim assessment of its high-throughput sequencing funding initiative and decided to support its further development: after the initiative ends in 2023 funding opportunities for projects with high sequencing requirements will continue to be offered and integrated in the DFG’s established funding portfolio. 
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Information Infrastructures for Research Data

The DFG has updated its funding programme “Information Infrastructures for Research Data”. Under this programme, funds can be applied for to establish and further develop information infrastructures for research data. In addition, a new programme emphasis makes it possible to acquire funds to design organisational models and develop networking, education and training measures. Interner Linkmore

Public Philosophy Project "denXte" Receives Award

This year, the Communicator Award conferred by the DFG and Stifterverband goes to the public philosophy project denXte and its team of seven researchers. They jointly receive the award worth €50,000 for their captivating yet challenging communication in a subject area that is otherwise rather difficult to access. Interner Linkmore

Individual Grants Programmes

Step by step through the DFG grant process: In our How-to-guide you find clearly information on individual funding, a programme comparison, a checklist, helpful tips and pointers. Interner Linkmore

Impacts of Covid 19

All updates and information for and about funded research projects related to the coronavirus pandemic: For applicants, reviewers, committee members and interested. 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