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HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK DFG Senate Commission Publishes English Version of 2020 List of MAK and BAT Values

(23.09.20) The DFG's Permanent Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area has published the English version of the 56th List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations (MAK values) and Biological Tolerance Values (BAT values). This publication serves as an essential basis for necessary changes and modifications to occupational safety legislation. This year, the list includes 65 supplements and new entries. Interner Linkmore

From research to application DFG and Fraunhofer to Fund Six Trilateral Projects

(15.09.20) The DFG and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are providing approximately €5 million of funding over a period of three years for six new trilateral projects that involve the transfer of findings from DFG-funded projects to industry. The DFG Joint Committee and the Fraunhofer Executive Board have now selected six projects from the twelve proposals submitted. The new projects involve cooperation between universities, Fraunhofer Institutes and companies. Interner Linkmore

RESEARCH AWARDS 2020 von Kaven Award

(07.09.20) Professor Dr. Alexandra Carpentier has been selected to receive this year’s von Kaven Award for her achievements at the interface between mathematics and computer science. The €10,000 DFG award will be presented on 14 September during the virtual annual conference of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in Chemnitz. Interner Linkmore

German Academic International Network Virtual GAIN20

(03.09.20) Early career researchers from Germany as well as international researchers met with high rank experts from science, politics and economy in Germany at 20th annual event and talent fair organized by the German Academic International Network (GAIN) on 28 and 29 August. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic GAIN took place as a virtual event for the first time.


Gobal Research Council (GRC)DFG President Katja Becker elected Vice Chair

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.
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DAAD, DFG and HRKStronger Emphasis on Education and Research

The DAAD, DFG and HRK are calling for improvements to the new EU budget with regard to a stronger emphasis on education and research.
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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

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