Organisation of the DFG
The legal status of the DFG is that of an association under private law. As such, the DFG can only act through its statutory bodies, in particular through its Executive Board and the General Assembly. In the course of its history, the DFG has established additional bodies, thus ensuring that it can fulfil its statutory responsibilities and meet the ever-changing demands in science and research.
Other bodies also support Germany’s self-governing research system and both contribute to and complement the work of the DFG.