This task involves providing advice and mentoring services for researchers, as well as for research (funding) organisations in Germany and the CIS countries.
Tasks Performed by the DFG’s Russia/CIS Office
Since the office’s opening, the DFG has been pursuing the following tasks and goals in Russia:
Consists of setting up and expanding co-financed cooperation projects in accordance with the DFG’s funding spectrum and review standards. This is done through joint funding agreements and announcements.
Involves providing support in establishing contact and cooperative relationships, in particular within the framework of the International Research Training Groups. This task also involves including early career researchers in events and addressing them through specially targeted conferences and symposia.
Involves initiating and organising bilateral seminars and roundtable discussions and mentoring delegation visits to Russia and Germany, as well as supporting Russia’s integration into the European Research Area by arranging and participating in conferences on the synergies between bilateral German-Russian and multilateral EU research funding.
Involves performing public relations work and establishing contacts with research centres outside Moscow and Russia. These activities focus on those centres whose international contacts do not currently fulfil the high scientific potential often achieved in a variety of areas.
Involves sending regular reports to the DFG Head Office and to external publications.