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DFG establishes 13 new priority programs
Date:3/21/2013

the manufacture of artificial swimmers to imitate biological systems or deliberately exert influence on them.

All the programmes are highly interdisciplinary and are notable for their application of innovative methods. For example, intensive collaboration between engineering and mathematics is planned to shed light on new mathematical methods and allow the development of numerical processes for a new quality of reliable and robust simulations in the mechanics of solids and fluids. From the angles of production technology, materials sciences and mechanics, another Priority Programme will look at the principles of producing, characterising and configuring "intrinsic hybrid compounds" which are particularly suitable for use in load-bearing structures. The involvement and support of early career researchers is an important aspect of all the new programmes and one of the key requirements for their establishment.

The 13 new Priority Programmes were selected from a total of 61 concepts submitted, which were grouped into eight subject areas and reviewed. The approved concepts each describe the main subject of a Priority Programme. Over the coming months, the DFG will announce a separate call for proposals for all 13 programmes. Proposals will be evaluated in a rigorous review process to determine their scientific quality and their contribution to the general topic in question.

A total of 64 million euros will be available for all 13 new programmes in the first three-year funding period. The Priority Programmes generally run for six years. Including the newly ap-proved ones, the DFG will be supporting 90 Priority Programmes from 2014.

The new Priority Programmes grouped by scientific discipline are:

Humanities and Social Sciences

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(Coordinator: PD Dr. Ulrich Sauerland, Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin e.V. GWZ / Centre for General Linguist
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Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Source:Eurekalert

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