Navigation Links
DFG introduces Reinhart Koselleck Projects

This release is available in German.

More room for risky research this is the motto under which the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) has introduced a new funding module. In so-called Reinhart Koselleck Projects, Germanys largest research funding organisation will support especially innovative research undertakings by outstanding scientists and academics. In January, the DFG Joint Committee approved this new type of funding during a meeting in Bonn. Koselleck Projects may be funded with up to 1.25 million euros over a period of five years.

Named after historian Reinhart Koselleck from Bielefeld, who passed away in 2006, this new programme focuses on researchers with outstanding scientific track records and great potential. We want to enable them to pursue research projects that are highly innovative and risky in a positive sense, which are not supported by our other programmes, said DFG President Matthias Kleiner. Such endeavours are even less predictable than other research projects and tend to be especially complex, added Kleiner.

Consequently, Koselleck Projects are unique among DFG programmes in terms of their proposal process and funding duration. Rather than receiving initial funding for up to three years, as has been customary under the Individual Grants Programme, Koselleck Projects are underwritten for five years. Rather than describing their research projects in great detail, Koselleck applicants may request funding with a short five-page outline. These differences show that researchers are given a great deal of trust here, Kleiner pointed out. This trust can only be given to applicants whose scientific track record indicates exceptional creativity and great innovative potential. Kleiner noted that these will also be key criteria for the evaluation of proposals by the Review Boards. We have to apply especially high standards of excellence here.

The first proposal deadline for Koselleck Projects is 1 June 2008. Funding may range from 500,000 euros to 1.25 million euros per project. University scientists and scholars are the primary target group. Non-university researchers should apply especially if their project is not viable within the framework of their respective institution; proposal reviewers must be able to verify this.

Koselleck Projects are introduced as a new variation under the Individual Grants Programme. They are part of the DFGs larger effort to update its funding instruments and make them more flexible. This is an ongoing task for us. We want to support excellent researchers during each stage of their career, as well as redesign our processes to minimise the time they have to spend on administrative matters, said DFG President Kleiner.


Contact: Eva-Maria Streier
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Related medicine news :

1. Delta Dental of Illinois Introduces Smile Smart For Your Health
2. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
3. Highmark Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
4. Sentillion Introduces Affordable Next Generation Healthcare Single Sign-On Solution Called expreSSO(TM)
5. GladRags Introduces the Moon Cup - An Environmentally-Sound and Safe Alternative to Disposable Feminine Hygiene Products!
6. Triveris Introduces Personal Health Record with Built-in Health Advisor
7. Verizon Introduces Broadband Video Call Center Link for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Customers in Mid-Atlantic Region
8. Mecklenburg EMS Introduces Most-Advanced Situational Training in America for Emergency Medical Personnel
9. Small Bone Innovations Introduces the Artelon(R) STT Spacer to Increase Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis
10. Sentillion Introduces Affordable Next Generation Healthcare Single Sign-On Solution Called expreSSO(TM)
11. ThermoTx Introduces New Mobile Stimulation (TENS) Product Line for On the Go Therapy and Pain Relief
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic ... osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin ... companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and ... This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever ... Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work ... Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales ... be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 VolitionRx ... of Dr. Edward Futcher to the ... effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also appointed ... Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of the ... and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Global MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to ... The report contains up to date financial ... reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on ... dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: