In the years 2005 to 2007, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) has received the highest funds of all German extra-university research institutes in the field of social sciences provided by the German Research Association (DFG). With a total sum of 1.9 million Euros, PRIF has come to be placed, together with the Social Science Research Center Berlin, in the top position within the DFG-ranking that was presented on 10 September 2009.
“Our extraordinary successful performance under growing competition and as one of the smallest institutes of the Leibniz-Association, makes us especially proud”, says Prof. Mueller, PRIF’s Executive Director. He adds: “This gives an extra impetus to our new research programme. The third-party funds allow us hiring further excellent researchers and keep them with us.” Through those DFG-funds in 2005 to 2007 six post-doctoral researchers and four doctorands could be financed. The DFG-funded projects analysed the war involvements of democracies since 1990, the arms control policies of democracies, and political, cultural, and socio-economic determinants of violence in fragmented societies of Latin America and Asia. Furthermore, PRIF is a partner in the DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” directed by Frankfurt University. Alone two newly appointed professors of the cluster, also conduct their research at PRIF.