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  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 01.09.09
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 01.09.09 DFG, 18.06.2007
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 01.09.09 DFG, 18.06.2007
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  • Stand: 31.05.2008 Mercator Programme Visiting Professorships at German Universities The DFG offers the Mercator Programme to enable Germany's research universities to invite highly qualified scientists and academics working abroad to complete a DFG-funded stay at their institutes. The visit should focus on joint cooperative projects by the guest and host. By assuming teaching duties, visiting professors will contribute to providing a clear international dimension to the research-oriented training of young researchers in the host departments. To ensure that the special knowledge and skills of international researchers participating in this programme of excellence become accessible to a wider audience in Germany, the DFG provides travel allowances for the visiting professor to visit other interested research institutes in Germany. Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften   Prof. Dr. Stanley Paulson Professor für Recht / Professor für Philosophie School of Law University St. Louis, Washington USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 7/1/2006 bis 6/30/2007 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Juristisches Seminar der Universität Olshausenstr. 40 24118 Kiel Prof. Dr. R. Alexy 0431/880 3543   Biologie und Medizin Prof. Dr. Leonardo Cohen Chief Human Physiology Section Medical Neuroloy Branch National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health Building 10, Room 5N234 Bethesda, MD 20892-1430 USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 1/1/2006 bis 12/31/2006 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Institut für medizinische Psychologie und Verhaltensneurobiologie der Universität Tübingen Gartenstraße 29 72074 Tübingen Prof. Dr. N. Birbaumer 07071 / 29-74219   Prof. Dr. Zvi Lothane Associate Clinical Professor Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York 10029 USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 5/1/2006 bis 12/31/2006 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Uni-Heidelberg Im Neuenheimer Feld 327 69120 Heidelberg 69120 Heidelberg Prof. Wolfgang Eckart 06221 548212     Naturwissenschaften   Prof. Dr. Georg  Grathoff Assistant Professor Department of Geology Portland State University Portland USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 8/15/2006 bis 8/14/2007 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Fakultät für Geowissenschaften und Geographie Goldschmidt- strasse 3 37077 Göttingen Prof. Dr. H. Ruppert Prof. Dr. H. v. Eynatten 0551/39-7976 bhinz @ gwdg .de   Prof. Dr. Sashi Satpathy Professor Department of Physics, University of Missouri, Columbia USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 7/1/2006 bis 9/30/2006 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Physikalische und Theortische Physik Universität des Saarlandes 66123 Saarbrücken Prof. Dr. Michael Springborg 0681/3023856   Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schaffrin Associate Professor Dept. of Geodetic Science and Surveying Ohio State University, Columbus USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 8/1/2006 bis 7/31/2007 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Geodätisches Institut Karlsruhe Englerstr. 7 76128 Karlsruhe Professor Schmitt 07216082304     Ingenieurwissenschaften Dr. Dean Jacobs Principle Architect Salesforce, San Francisco USA   Aufenthaltsdauer 9/1/2006 bis 8/31/2007 Gastuniversität, Ansprechpartner Technische Universität München Institut für Informatik Boltzmannstraße 3 85748 Garching Prof. Dr. Alfons Kemper 08928917254  
  • Rahmen für Dissertationen, nicht Addition einzelner Projekte
  • Auf der Homepage gab es keine angegebenen beteiligten Hochschulen, sondern nur der Absatz mit .. .Partners from various Universities have agreed to cooperate with the graduate centre and to help with the training of the students. This will be achieved by hosting some of the graduate students, by advising them or by offering special lectures.
  • DFG, 18.06.2007
  • DFG, 18.06.2007
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  • Mv Germany Today 2009 Daad 7 6 2009 Final

    1. 1. Introduction to the Activities of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in North America Dr. Max Vögler Bonn, 7 June 2009
    2. 2. The DFG… Who we are and what we do <ul><li>central, self-governing funding organisation that promotes basic research in Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership organization (universities, academies, research organizations), not a government agency </li></ul><ul><li>Serving the sciences and humanities in all fields </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting academic excellence on a competitive basis with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent multi-tiered peer review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special focus on supporting young academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting international research co-operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory function for politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fostering links between science and industry </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Funding of Infrastructure (Scientific Library Services and Information Systems, Central Research Facilities) € 172 m (7,8 %) Individual Grants € 714 m (32,5%) Direct Funding for Young Researchers € 84 m (3,8 %) Scientific Prizes (e.g. Leibniz, Communicator) € 18 m (0,8%) Coordinated Programmes (e.g. Collaborative Research Centres , Research Training Groups, Excellence Initiative) € 1,1 bn (50 %) International Scientific Contacts (Measures to encourage Bi- and Multilateral Collaborations) € 40 m (1,8 %) Committees & Commissions € 5 m (0,2 %) € 2.2 bn Status: 2009 DFG Awards 2009 (inclusive 2,5 % administration costs) 20% Overhead Funding to Newly Approved Projects in nearly all DFG’s Programmes since January 2008
    4. 4. € 2.2 bn DFG Awards 2009 <ul><li>Of this funding: </li></ul><ul><li>32 % (about 700 Mio. €) goes to projects with international components </li></ul><ul><li>6 % (133 Mio €) have a U.S. partner </li></ul><ul><li>0,8 % (13 Mio. €) have a Canadian partner </li></ul><ul><li>0,5 % (11 Mio. €) have an Australian partner </li></ul><ul><li>1,5 Mio € is invested in projects with a partner from New Zealand </li></ul>
    5. 5. DFG: Modules for International Research Collaboration <ul><li>DFG Funding Schemes for International Mobility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparatory trips & collaborative visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilateral events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mercator visiting professorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-doc fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Modules within the DFG Funding Schemes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is possible in all DFG funding lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>funding for travel, exchange of people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International DFG Funding Schemes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Research Training Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint solicitations (e.g. DFG NSF Chemistry) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Preparatory trips / Collaborative Visits <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>enable researchers to develop collaborative activities </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration must relate to a concrete project, not just to a general institute-to-institute collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>invitation by host </li></ul><ul><li>funding for travel, accommodation, and per diems for up to three months (no funding for positions or consumables) </li></ul><ul><li>principle of matching funds </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>funding for workshops in a scientific field that offers high potential for bilateral scientific collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>event may be held either in Germany or in the partner country </li></ul><ul><li>funding for travel, accommodation, catering, conference organization, excursion after the symposium </li></ul><ul><li>principle of matching funds </li></ul>Bilateral Events
    8. 8. Mercator Visiting Professorship Program <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>To enable German universities to invite distinguished researchers and scholars from abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Applications must relate to the university's scientific research profile </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to research, research-related educational activities and research training </li></ul><ul><li>Stay of 3 to 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>Pay scale of full professor (W-3 professor) </li></ul>
    9. 9. DFG Research Training Groups ( Graduiertenkollegs ) <ul><li>thematically focussed interdisciplinary research and study programs at universities; maximum funding period: 9 years </li></ul><ul><li>5-12 faculty; 1-2 post-docs, 1 coordinator; 12-24 PhD students; selected undergrads </li></ul><ul><li>possible components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mobility period at universities abroad; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conferences; summer schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>regular supervision of PhD students; mentoring program </li></ul><ul><li>tailor-made study program; large scope for student initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>three-year stipends for doctoral students, open internationally </li></ul><ul><li>currently ca. 235 RTGs funded: </li></ul>
    10. 10. The International Dimension of Research Training Groups <ul><li>International students are welcome to apply for fellowships: </li></ul><ul><li>ca. 30% international PhD students </li></ul><ul><li>over 40% international postdocs </li></ul><ul><li>Some RTGs offer their programmes in English </li></ul><ul><li>International guest scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Support for international exchange of senior and junior scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Program variety: International Research Training Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Joint international research training at centers of excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Jointly proposed by a research group at a German university and a partner group at a university abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Joint research and study programme </li></ul><ul><li>Joint supervision </li></ul>
    11. 11. An Example: Research Training Group 1523 <ul><li>Quantum and gravitational fields </li></ul><ul><li>Location : University of Jena Funding since : 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator : </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Andreas Wipf Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena </li></ul><ul><li>Partners from various Universities cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>with the RTG, including: </li></ul>Prof. Wolfgang Tichy Prof. Robert L. Bryant
    12. 12. Joint Solicitations: Partnerships with various U.S. Grant Agencies <ul><li>National Science Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearly open joint call in chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in Materials World Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual DFG/NSF Research Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Endowment for the Humanities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint Programme in the Digital Humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Institutes of Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Career Transition Awards Program </li></ul></ul>Exzelleninitiative
    13. 13. The German Excellence Initiative <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen Germany’s top universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make them internationally more visible and attractive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competition for funding of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Schools (DFG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clusters of Excellence (DFG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Strategies (WR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.9 billion € government funding for 5 years (2007 – 2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for project funding plus 20% &quot;overhead&quot; </li></ul></ul>Exzelleninitiative
    14. 14. 39 Graduate Schools Highest level research training Approx. € 1 m p.a. each 37 Clusters of Excellence* Centers of excellence in research Approx. € 6.5 m p.a. each * incl. 4 additions to DFG-RCs <ul><li>Institutional Strategy for Top </li></ul><ul><li>Level University Research </li></ul><ul><li>Increase international competitiveness of the whole university </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. € 13.5 m p.a. each (9) </li></ul>German Excellence Initiative: Three Lines of Funding
    15. 15. DFG Offices Abroad Sino-German Centre for Science Promotion Beijing, 2000 Liaison Office North America (Washington, 2002 New York, 2007) Liaison Office Moskau , 2003 Liaison Office New Delhi, 2006 New: Tokyo 2009                                                     
    16. 16. <ul><li>contact point for current and former DFG award holders and alumni </li></ul><ul><li>cooperation of German researchers with partner organizations in the U.S. and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>info point for universities and research institutions about S&R and research funding in Germany or the US / Canada </li></ul>Mission of the DFG North America Team Dr. Marion Müller DFG North America Office Washington and New York +1 (202) 785-4208 (Washington) +1 (212) 339-8300 (New York) Dr. Max Vögler DFG Bonn – International Relations North America (USA, Canada) [email_address] +49 (0)228 885 2388
    17. 17. Thank you for your attention! Questions? Dr. Max Vögler DFG International Relations Head of Section: North America (USA, Canada) [email_address]