DFG awards initial funding for three years
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing six new Research Units in order to promote cooperation between outstanding scientists and researchers in innovative research projects. This decision was made by the Grants Committee on General Research Support at its meeting on 21 January.
DFG Research Units are distinguished by scientific cooperation in a manageable number of individual projects, which demonstrate the highest degree of quality and originality at an international level. The Research Units will receive approximately 8.7 million euros for the next three years, with the prospect of continued funding for a second three-year period.
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