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CONFERENCE “AN APPEAL TO REASON”Shifting political culture threatens academic freedom

(09.09.19) At a two-day event at Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles, scientists, including DFG Vice President Prof Dr Julika Griem and HRK President Prof Dr Peter-André Alt, discussed the political cultural shift towards populism and nationalism and the consequences it has for science. Interner Linkmore

Final decisions in the Excellence StrategyTen Universities and One University Consortium of Excellence

(19.07.19) Out of 19 applications, ten universities and one university consortium were selected to receive permanent institutional funding as well as the sought-after title as Universities of Excellence. Interner Linkmore

DFG SENATE COMMISSIONGuidelines: Between Animal Welfare and Scientific Quality

(17.07.19) The DFG’s Senate Commission on Animal Protection and Experimentation calls on researchers to commit to animal welfare policies as an integral part of scientifically valid project design. To support this goal, the Commission has published guidelines on the design, planning and implementation of research projects involving animal experimentation. Interner Linkmore

New president to take office on 1 January 2020Katja Becker Elected President of the DFG

Prof. Dr. Katja Becker

(03.07.19) The DFG’s General Assembly in Rostock has elected Prof. Dr. Katja Becker as President of the DFG. The biochemist and medical scientist from the University of Giessen will take office on 1 January 2020 for an initial term of four years, succeeding Peter Strohschneider. Interner Linkmehr


Celebrate researchDFG2020 Website     Launched

Next year the DFG will celebrate the principle of science-driven research funding with a variety of activities in Germany. Visit our site to find out more. Externer LinkGo to DFG2020

Research in Humanities and Social SciencesApproximately €47 million for first funding period

The decision was made by the DFG Joint Committee at the recommendation of the Senate during the DFG’s annual meeting in Rostock. The new collaborations will receive a total of approximately €47 million. Interner Linkmore

DFG annual meetingTwo New Vice Presidents for the DFG

The DFG has two new vice presidents. The DFG’s General Assembly elected Bremen-based computer scientist Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill and Berlin-based medical scientist Prof. Dr. Britta Siegmund to the Executive Committee. 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