History of the DFG
The history of the DFG extends back over more than 80 years. Its predecessor was the Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft. From the very beginning, its work has focused decisively on funding and supporting excellent research. Today, the DFG stands for a proven system of self-governed research funding in Germany that enjoys a high degree of national and international recognition.
The history of the DFG also shows to what extent science and research policy have to be seen in the context of historical, social and political circumstances.
The history of the Notgemeinschaft
The predecessor to the DFG in brief: From its origins in “times of need” through the period of inflation up to the Pamir expedition in 1928. Interner Linkmore
The National Socialist Era
From naming through self-mobilisation and Aryanisation to the funding of “research critical to the war” – but also to a critical reappraisal. Interner Linkmore