DFG Europa-Preis Awarded to Five Winners of the National "Jugend forscht" Competition

Mentors to help young researchers prepare for EU competition in Brussels

(30.05.16) At this year’s award ceremony for the national “Jugend forscht” competition in Paderborn, five young researchers had two reasons to celebrate: Not only did they take first place in various fields, they were also awarded the DFG’s Europa-Preis. DFG Vice President Professor Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer presented them with the award, which is intended to prepare them specifically for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Brussels in September.

DFG to Fund 20 New Collaborative Research Centres

Topics range from hepatitis viral infections to quantum systems / Around €174 million in funding for initial four-year period

(27.05.16) The DFG is establishing 20 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC), including six CRC/Transregios. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of €174 million in funding. There will also be a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs. The centres will be funded for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 July 2016. In addition to the 20 new Collaborative Research Centres, the Committee also approved the extension of 24 existing CRCs for an additional funding period.

DFG to Fund Eighteen New Research Training Groups

Topics range from global intellectual history to critical infrastructures / Approximately €74 million for initial 4.5-year period

(23.05.16) The DFG is establishing 18 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany. They include two International Research Training Groups with partners in Italy and South Korea. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its spring session in Bonn. The Research Training Groups will receive approximately €74 million in funding for an initial period of four and a half years. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of 14 Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.

Copernicus Award 2016 for German-Polish Collaboration in Molecular Cell Biology

Researchers from Göttingen and Warsaw receive award from the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) / Award ceremony to take place on 7 June in Warsaw

(11.04.16) For their services to German-Polish research cooperation, Professor Dr. Agnieszka Chacińska, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and Professor Dr. Peter Rehling, University of Göttingen, have been chosen to receive the Copernicus Award 2016 from the DFG and the FNP. The jury representing the two organisations selected the two researchers for their “pioneering work” in the field of molecular cell biology. The Copernicus Award will be presented on 7 June 2016 in Warsaw.

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DFG Representation Abroad (Interactive Map)

One of the DFG's core strategies, which is to promote collaboration between researchers at home and abroad, has gained increasing importance in the recent past. Establishing offices abroad is a part of this international strategy.

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Andreas Zick Wins 2016 Communicator Award

Social psychologist and conflict researcher Professor Dr. Andreas Zick is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. Zick will receive the award, valued at €50,000, for his achievements in communicating his research findings.

Research Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 23,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.


DFG India Office at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

On 18 March 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) India Office participated in an “Interactive-Session on Higher Education and Research in Germany” at the Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Greater Noida near Delhi. The interactive session that was jointly organized by the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and the SNU.

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