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COMMUNICATION IN THE FIELD OF MATHEMATICS AND GEOMETRY Communicator Award 2021 goes to Jürgen Richter-Gebert

(20.04.21) This year’s Communicator Award presented by the DFG and Stifterverband goes to the mathematician Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert. An expert in geometry and visualisation from the Technical University of Munich, Professor Richter-Gebert receives the award worth €50,000 for his versatility in communicating abstract mathematical content to make it visible, audible and comprehensible. The award will be presented on 7 July 2021 at the DFG’s virtual Annual General Meeting. Interner Linkmore

EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS Principles of effective career support in academia

(30.03.21) At the recommendation of the Senate, the Joint Committee of the DFG has now adopted ten principles for the effective support of researchers in early career phases. The principles are intended as a guide for the DFG’s member institutions, as well as for all institutions and individuals that receive funding from the DFG to finance researchers in an early phase of their career. Interner Linkmore

A good four years are required for completion on average DFG Publishes Reports on Doctorates in Consortia

(30.03.21) The DFG has published two detailed reports on the subject of doctorates. They contain extensive up-to-date statistical data on the duration of doctoral programmes as well as details of the ratio between completed and non-completed doctorates in the research consortia funded by the DFG. The two reports are among the most reliable and detailed sources of statistics on doctorates in Germany. 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


Belmont Forum announce 13 new awardsTransdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce 13 new awards funded under the multilateral, transdisciplinary CRA focusing on “Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability”. The Kick-Off event for this CRA will be held on
16 June, at the Sustainability Research
and Innovation Congress. Interner Linkmore

€41 million for the first funding periodNine Research Units and One Clinical Research Unit

The DFG is setting up six new Research Units and one new Clinical Research Unit. The 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. Interner Linkmore

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion After CoronaGender Summit 2021

At the 21st Gender Summit from 14 to 16 April, international representatives from the areas of academia, research funding and politics engaged in a virtual discussion on gender equality, diversity and inclusion and their importance to excellence in science and research. Another focus was the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 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