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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.


The Brazilian legal system has adopted many German legal norms - a good reason for bilateral cooperations in fields of law

DFG-CAPES call in fields of law

The Brazilian legal system was subject to a strong German influence. Brazilian civil law still contains references to the German Civil Code (BGB) drawn up in the 19th century. Interner Linkmore

The aeronautical engineer Marcos Pontes is taking over as head of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication.

Perspectives for the Brazilian research sector 2019

In October last year, the candidate for the right-wing Social Liberal Party was elected as the new President of Brazil. His entry to office has already been accompanied by some staffing changes. Interner Linkmore

Universities Discuss Internationalisation

In December, representatives of various research institutions in northern Brazil met to discuss internationalisation in the region. The meeting was held at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). Interner Linkmore

Upcoming Events



COLMEX Summer School

The El Colegio de Mexico will held an International Summer School, which will be taught in English and focuses on the study of Mexican and Latin American realities as approached by the faculty at COLMEX. Application deadline: April 12th.

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.

Partner Organizations







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


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