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COMMUNITY PRIZE Six Concepts Receive Award
for International Research Marketing

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(21.12.21) As a partner organisation of the “Research in Germany” initiative, the DFG awards the newly established Community Prize for international research marketing to six project ideas. The most innovative and impressive ideas were selected by the community by means of an online vote. Interner Linkmore

“CLEAR SIGNAL OF SOLIDARITY” DFG Extends Support for Refugee Researchers

(13.12.21) The DFG is expanding its support for academics who have fled their home countries. The Walter Benjamin Programme will now also be open to refugee researchers at any stage of their career. The programme is designed to enable them to independently pursue their own research project at the location of their choice. Interner Linkmore


Approximately €34.3 Million for funding PeriodDFG to Fund Eight New Research Units

This was decided by the DFG Joint Committee at its virtual meeting at the recommendation of the Senate. The decision has also been made to extend the funding of eight Research Units for an additional period. The subjects range from brain development to dental implants and obesity therapy. Interner Linkmore

Scientific PrizesGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2022

The Joint Committee of the DFG awarded the 2022 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to ten researchers – five women and five men. The prizewinners each receive prize money of €2.5 million. They are entitled to use these funds for their research work in any way they wish for a period of up to seven years. Interner Linkmore

Statement on the Coalition AgreementDFG Welcomes Future Federal Government’s Plans

“This reflects a strong commitment to the importance of free, curiosity-driven basic research dedicated to Germany’s future viability and prosperity,” emphasises DFG President Katja Becker in a statement on the coalition agreement between the SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and FDP.
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Individual Grants Programmes

Step by step through the DFG grant process: In our How-to-guide you find clearly information on individual funding, a programme comparison, a checklist, helpful tips and pointers. Interner Linkmore

Impacts of Covid 19

All updates and information for and about funded research projects related to the coronavirus pandemic: For applicants, reviewers, committee members and interested. 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