In view of the current situation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is offering targeted support and relief measures to researchers in DFG-funded projects who are affected by the terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel and the current situation in the region. It is now possible to submit supplemental proposals for DFG-funded projects in the affected region to continue research work. Approved funding can be reallocated.
With immediate effect, researchers involved in DFG-funded projects that are being conducted in the affected region or whose work depends on cooperation with partners in the region can submit supplemental proposals to the DFG in order to be able to continue their research under different conditions with as little disruption as possible. Supplemental proposals of up to €20,000 can be submitted informally at short notice by the project leader with appropriate justification and are to be decided on promptly. The DFG Head Office is available for individual consultations in the case of more extensive project adjustments and additional funding requirements.
As a general principle, funding that has already been approved can also be used to ensure the continuation of research work without any further effort. For example, project funds can be used to cover travel expenses so as to be able to conduct research in Germany on a temporary basis. These relief options can be implemented immediately, especially in the larger-scale coordinated programmes such as Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups and Clusters of Excellence, as well as in connection with the German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP), but they are generally open to all funded projects.
Source & further information: DFG