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Bernd Rendel Prize 2020 DFG Recognises Early Career Achievements in Geosciences

(09.07.20) The DFG is to award the Bernd Rendel Prize 2020 to Anja Allabar from the University of Tübingen and Milad Asgarimehr from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences/TU Berlin for the promising geoscientific research they have conducted at the start of their careers. They will each receive €2,000 from the Bernd Rendel Foundation, administered by the Stifterverband. The prize will not be awarded until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Interner Linkmore

€56 million for initial four-and-a-half-year period The DFG Funds Eleven New Research Training Groups

(08.07.20) The DFG is establishing eleven new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further support early career researchers. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee which had its meeting postponed from 8 May to 7 July and convened via video link due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new RTGs will receive a total of approximately €56 million worth of funding for an initial period of four and a half years starting from October 2020. Ten RTGs will also be extended for an additional funding period. Interner Linkmore

VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING 2020 Heide Ahrens Appointed Secretary General of DFG

DFG Secretary General Heide Ahrens

(01.07.20) The DFG has a new Secretary General. The General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Dr. Heide Ahrens, who is currently Senate Director and head of the Higher Education and Research department in the office of the Senator for Science and Ports of Bremen. She is expected to take office on 1 October. Interner Linkmore

Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 Equal Opportunity in Research: Still Significant Need for Action

(01.07.20) The General Assembly of the DFG has addressed the question of recruitment procedures to attract women researchers and reducing their workload to enable them to participate on committees. It approved the publication of the "Summary and Recommendations 2020" on these two key topics relating to equal opportunity in research. The recommendations form part of the implementation of the DFG's Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality. Interner Linkmore

Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 Two New Vice Presidents for the DFG

(01.07.20) The DFG has two new vice presidents. The General Assembly of the DFG has elected molecular biologist Professor Dr. Axel A. Brakhage and engineer Professor Dr.-Ing. Hans Hasse to the Executive Committee. English literature scholar Julika Griem and chemist Roland A. Fischer have also been elected as vice presidents for a further term in office. Interner Linkmore


Response to Coronavirus RestrictionsExtensive Financial Support

With immediate effect, the DFG is offering additional funding to support DFG-funded projects affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the associated restrictions on public life. Joint Committee has approved a package of measures. Interner Linkmore

Coronavirus PandemicExtra Financial Support for DFG-Funded Research

The Joint Committee of the DFG has approved extra financial support for DFG-funded research during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Research FundingNew Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing ten new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) to further support top-level research in German universities. 
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Virtual Annual Meeting 2020DFG Funds Three New Research Units

The DFG is establishing three new Research Units. This was decided by the DFG Joint Committee at its session during the 2020 Annual Meeting. Interner Linkmore

Pre-announcementNCN-DFG Calls for Joint Polish-German Proposals

Following up on their previous three successful rounds, the NCN and DFG continue their cooperation by launching funding initiatives for projects. Interner Linkmore

Virtual Annual Meeting 2020DFG Underlines Importance of Research at Universities

At its 2020 Annual Meeting, the DFG has emphatically underlined the importance of research at German universities. 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