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LARGEST INTERDISCIPLINARY CALL FOR PROPOSALS 51 New Projects Dedicated to Research into Epidemics and Pandemics

(08.06.21) The DFG is funding more than 50 new interdisciplinary projects dedicated to research into epidemics and pandemics. This is the result of the largest interdisciplinary call for proposals ever to be issued in this field. The first projects started at the beginning of the year and the last funding decisions have now been made. A total of 51 projects are due to receive total funding of €31.5 million. Interner Linkmore

NEW STUDY ON THE HISTORY OF THE DFG 1920-1973 “Emergency Associations of German Science”

(01.06.21) The recently published study Notgemeinschaften der Wissenschaft (“Emergency Associations of Science”) takes a comprehensive and critical look at the history of the DFG, examining science-driven research funding in Germany in the first half of the organisation’s 100-year existence. Historian Patrick Wagner traces the development of the DFG from the founding of its predecessor organisation in 1920 up until the early 1970s. Interner Linkmore

EUROPA PRIZE DFG Presents Awards to Selected Jugend forscht Winners

(31.05.21) The DFG has awarded its Europa Prize to selected winners of the national Jugend forscht competition. Four young researchers recently received the award at the virtual Jugend forscht finals in Heilbronn in addition to their national prize. The focus here is on preparing the winners for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in September. Interner Linkmore

Global Research Council DFG President Katja Becker Elected GRC Chair

(28.05.21) The DFG continues to play a key role within the Global Research Council (GRC), thereby taking on responsibility for global cooperation in research funding: DFG President Professor Dr. Katja Becker has now been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the GRC. The elections took place as part of the Ninth Annual Meeting of research funding organisations from all over the world. Interner Linkmore


Germany’s Excellence StrategySecond Round of Competition

The success of the Excellence Strategy being pursued by the German federal and state governments is already visible and can only continue if the foundations are laid for the second round of competition early on. Following the Expert Committee for the Excellence Strategy, a “Discussion Forum on Clusters of Excellence 2021” has now also spoken out in favour of increasing funding. Interner Linkmore

€138 Million for the first funding periodEleven New Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing eleven new CRC to promote world-class research at universities. This was announced by the relevant Grants Committee, which met by video conference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new CRCs will initially receive a total of approximately €138 million over a period of four years from 1 July 2021 onwards. Interner Linkmore

€92 Million for the first funding periodDFG to Fund 17 New Research Training Groups

The DFG is establishing 17 new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to bolster the support offered to early career researchers. In addition, the decision was made to extend 14 RTGs for a further funding period in each case. The DFG currently funds a total of 219 RTGs, including 34 international RTGs. 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