The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of 14 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2019.
Priority Programmes aim to examine fundamental scientific issues relating to particularly topical or emerging areas of research.
The new programmes were selected by the Senate of the DFG - Germany's largest research funding organisation and central self-governing organisation for the research community - from a total of 53 submissions.
The newly approved Priority Programmes cover the entire spectrum of disciplines, from the humanities and social sciences, life sciences and natural sciences to engineering sciences.
Topics range from the digital image to spatial genome architecture in development and disease, the evolutionary optimisation of neuronal systems, through to the Perovskite semiconductor and property-controlled forming processes.
All of the programmes are highly interdisciplinary and are notable for their application of innovative methods.