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GLOBAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (GRC) DFG President Katja Becker elected Vice Chair

Prof. Dr. Katja Becker

(24.07.20) As one of two vice chairs on the GRC Governing Board, DFG President Katja Becker is helping to shape the activities of the international organisation. Interner Linkmore

Händel Animal Welfare Prize 2020 Award Recognises Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments in Toxicology

(29.07.20) Thomas Hartung and Marcel Leist have been selected to receive the DFG’s Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize. The €80,000 prize, which is being presented for the eighth time, is awarded to researchers who improve animal welfare in research in line with the principles of the 3Rs: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement. Interner Linkmore

DAAD, DFG and HRK call for improvements to new EU budget Stronger Emphasis on Education and Research Essential

(24.07.20) The DAAD, DFG and HRK are calling for improvements to the new EU budget with regard to a stronger emphasis on education and research. According to a joint press release, the Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ programmes should be given a better financial structure in order to secure and strengthen Europe as a research location in the long term. Link auf PDF-Dateimore

Bernd Rendel Prize 2020 DFG Recognises Early Career Achievements in Geosciences

(09.07.20) The DFG is to award the Bernd Rendel Prize 2020 to Anja Allabar from the University of Tübingen and Milad Asgarimehr from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences/TU Berlin for the promising geoscientific research they have conducted at the start of their careers. They will each receive €2,000 from the Bernd Rendel Foundation, administered by the Stifterverband. The prize will not be awarded until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Interner Linkmore


Coronavirus PandemicExtension of Measures for Fellowship Recipients

The DFG is extending its rapid-response measures for fellowship recipients by three months. An overview of all arrangements and options can be found in this section. Interner Linkmore

Coronavirus PandemicExtra Financial Support for DFG-Funded Research

The Joint Committee of the DFG has approved extra financial support for DFG-funded research during the coronavirus pandemic. Interner Linkmore

Research Grants ProgrammeCOVID-19 Focus Funding

The DFG has developed COVID-19 Focus Funding, a new funding opportunity designed to enable scientists to address research questions requiring rapid answers. Interner Linkmore

Equal Opportunity in ResearchStill Significant Need for Action

The General Assembly has addressed the question of recruitment procedures to attract women researchers and reducing their workload to enable them to participate on committees. Interner Linkmore

Pre-announcementNCN-DFG Calls for Joint Polish-German Proposals

Following up on their previous three successful rounds, the NCN and DFG continue their cooperation by launching funding initiatives for projects. Interner Linkmore

Coordinated ProgrammesEleven New Research Training Groups

The new RTGs will receive a total of approximately €56 million worth of funding for an initial period of four and a half years starting from October 2020. 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