Jump to main navigation Skip to Content

DFG Logo: back to Homepage Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


II. Quarter 2019

Three Candidates for DFG Presidential Election

(11.04.19) At the DFG presidential election in early July, three candidates will run as successors to the current President, Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, who is due to step down in accordance with the normal system of rotation. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Prof. Dr. Katja Becker, University of Giessen; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Interner Linkmore

Six New Research Units

(01.04.19) The DFG has approved the establishment of six new Research Units. This decision was made in Bonn by the Joint Committee upon recommendation by the Senate. The new units will receive a total of approximately €18 million, including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs, for an initial three-year period. The Committee also approved the extension of eight Research Units and one Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences for a second funding period. Interner Linkmore

14 New Priority Programmes

(01.04.19) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing 14 new Priority Programmes for 2020. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The 14 new groups, which were selected from 50 submissions, will receive a total of approximately €85 million – including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs – for an initial three-year period. Interner Linkmore


I. Quarter 2019

Katharina Anna Zweig – 2019 Communicator Award Recipient

(29.03.19) Computer scientist Prof. Dr. Katharina Anna Zweig is the winner of this year’s Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Stifterverband. The researcher from the University of Kaiserslautern will be presented with the €50,000 prize for her dedicated and wide-ranging communication on the ethical, political and social implications of algorithms and their application. Interner Linkmore

DFG and BMBF to Award 2019 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

(27.02.19) This year, ten researchers – three women and seven men – will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. The €20,000 prize will be presented on 28 May in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

DFG Mourns the Loss of Wolfgang Frühwald

(25.01.19) The DFG mourns the death of its former president Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Frühwald. The literary scholar, who presided over the DFG from 1992 until 1997, died on 18 January 2019 at the age of 83. Interner Linkmore