DFG Head Office
DFG Organisational Chart
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.
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.
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.