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To further enhance the promotion of young researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has established twelve new Research Training Groups. This decision was made by the DFG's relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new Research Training Groups will enable doctoral researchers to complete their training at a highly specialised level within a structured research and qualification programme.
Two of the new Research Training Groups one in the life sciences in Erlangen-Nuremberg and one in economics in Bonn have developed innovative "fast track" models in their respective fields that enable outstanding bachelor graduates swift and high-quality access to doctoral studies. The Erlangen Research Training Group also offers a suitable programme for urgently needed young researchers in the field of medicine. A newly approved Research Training Group in the humanities is characterised by its collaboration with a university of applied sciences and a promising concept combining theory and practice. Such opportunities for further structural development of the doctoral research phase are characteristic of the DFG Research Training Group programme.
Apart from the innovative models, a new programme feature already decided upon last year will increase the attractiveness of completing doctoral research within a Research Training Group. From now on, doctoral researchers in all disciplines can have posts as well as fellowships financed, providing the national and international competitive situation within and beyond science calls for this. In addition to the attractive financing conditions stipulated by the European Charter for Researchers, this also provides adequate social insurance protection. At the same time, positions provide a contribution towards gender equality, sinc
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