In meeting its responsibilities as a research funding organisation, the DFG must remain abreast of current developments in higher education. In doing so, the DFG is able to address challenges such as the need to provide sustainable support for young researchers, the interdisciplinarisation of the sciences and humanities, and support for networking in the field of research.
The DFG (German Research Foundation) is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany.
The DFG funds knowledge-oriented research without stipulation of topics and utilises competition to select the best projects in terms of scientific quality.
The DFG funds the best scientists and academics and pays particular attention to the promotion of young researchers and equal opportunities in the German research system.
The DFG promotes cooperation in science – especially interdisciplinary and international cooperation – as well as the interaction of science with industry and society.
The DFG gives policy advice to parliaments, governments and public institutions as well as the general public on scientific issues.