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The DFG Office in Latin America

The DFG Office in São Paulo serves as an administrative branch and point of contact for advising and mentoring local researchers and research institutes. It already boasts a strong regional network of partner organisations.

This cooperation between institutions facilitates the initiation and execution of joint and co-funded research projects in all scientific fields.

Websites in Spanish and Portuguese

The DFG Office Latin America now offers comprehensive information about the DFG and its programmes in Spanish and Portuguese.


Ingo Sarlet (right) calls for the establishment of a DFG/CAPES funding programme in law

8th International Symposium on Justice

Between 10 and 14 September, the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis played host to the 8th International Symposium on Justice: Globalisation, Multiculturalism, and Human Rights. Interner Linkmore

Helmut Galle explained the funding programmes and opportunities for cooperation offered by the DFG

Researching and Studying in Germany

On 11 September 2018, students and researchers from the city of Sorocaba near São Paulo had the opportunity to learn about the German research landscape and opportunities for studying and research in Germany. Interner Linkmore

Around 150 conference participants attended the Research in Germany information event

World Congress of Soil Science

In the second week of August, the 21st World Congress of Soil Science was held in Rio de Janeiro, attracting some 3,500 attendees. The Office Latin America organised a presentation of Research in Germany. Interner Linkmore

Upcoming Events

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Open Day at DWIH São Paulo

The DFG Office Latin America invites visitors to come and learn about its work and the collaboration and funding opportunities available. The event will include the opening of the DFG exhibition “The Brazilian World Heritage Site of Serra da Capivara – The Oldest Traces of Settlement in America?” at the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH).


42nd ANPOCS Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting of the Brazilian National Association of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Social Sciences, the Research in Germany initiative is organising a lunch session and an information stand to make social scientists aware of the research and funding opportunities available in Germany.

Further Information


Latin America’s scientific potential is constantly growing, and the region is becoming increasingly significant for science. Interest in cooperation with research partners in this region is growing considerably among German researchers. This applies particularly to the countries of Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Columbia, whose scientific systems are very advanced.

São Paulo is an important research and economic location, and the 2011 establishment of the DFG’s Latin American office there under the auspices of the DWIH (German House of Science and Innovation) will enable its strategic development to be effectively expanded and developed further.

The cooperation between partner organisations facilitates the initiation and execution of joint and co-funded research projects in all scientific fields.

Liaison Scientists

The DFG has been cooperating with liaison scientists in Latin America since mid-2006. Brazil and Chile show the greatest potential in Latin America for research and cooperation with the DFG. Interner Linkmore

Partner Organizations








Office Latin America

  • Dr. Kathrin Winkler
    c/o German House of Science and Innovation
    R. Verbo Divino, 1488
    CEP: 04719-904 São Paulo – SP, Brazil
    Phone: +55 11 5189 8308
    Phone DFG Bonn: +49 228 885 4550
    Fax: +55 11 5189 8309
  • Laura Redondo de Campos
    Link auf E-Maillatinamerica@dfg.de

DFG Contact