Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System

A new SCOSTEP Program for 2004-2008

National Programs - Germany

German Science Foundation establishes a priority program on CAWSES

Report by Franz-Josef Lübken
The German science foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) has announced a priority program for CAWSES in July 2004. Most topics of the international CAWSES program are covered. Several institutions submitted proposals in the framework of this program. A review panel meeting took place in Walberberg (close to Cologne) and 24 proposals were accepted. A total of 18 different institutions all over Germany are now involved in CAWSES related projects. Nine post doctoral fellows and 30 PhD positions are funded within the priority program and approximately 3 Million Euros per year are available. In the first round these projects will run for 2 years. Two more successive periods with 2 years each are planned, i.e., the program runs for 6 years from 2005 to 2011. Although the German priority program on CAWSES funds activities at German institutions only, international collaboration is strongly encouraged.

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