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DFG Head Office

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The Head Office of the DFG employs 750 members of staff and is based in Bonn. It has an office in Berlin plus foreign offices in India, Japan, Latin America, North America and Russia. The Head Office supports the work of the bodies and administers the DFG funding programmes.

It is structured into four departments (Central Administration, International Affairs and Integrative Activities, Scientific Affairs, and Coordinated Programmes and Infrastructure) and an executive level.


Geschäftsstellen-Organigramm Scientific IntegrityCentral AdministrationExecutive Level Executive Board Finance Scientific Library Services and Information Systems Human Resources and Legal Affairs Information Technology and Infrastructure Scientific Affairs Information Management Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Bejing DFG Offices DFG Office North America DFG Office Russia/CIS DFG Office India DFG Office Japan DFG Office Latinamerica Coordinated Programmes and Infrastructure Humanities and Social Sciences 1 Humanities and Social Sciences 2 Life Sciences 1 International Affairs and Integrative Activities Life Sciences 2 Life Sciences 3 Physics, Mathematics Geosciences Chemistry and Engineering Sciences 2 Engineering Sciences 1 Research Centres Research Careers Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology Berlin Office International Affairs Quality and Programme Management Press and Public Relations Strategy and Policy Economics, Auditing and Compliance


Berlin Office

Science and research need public and political support. Through developing an appropriate framework of financial, legal and structural conditions, government policy is designed to promote and safeguard the international competitiveness and innovative character of Germany's research landscape.

DFG Representation Abroad

One of the DFG's core strategies, which is to promote collaboration between researchers at home and abroad, has gained increasing importance in the recent past. Establishing offices abroad is a part of this international strategy.

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