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Forms and Guidelines

All forms and guidelines are available in the main listing. The list can be sorted according to programme and purpose. Interner Linkmore

Calls for Proposals

This section aims to keep researchers from all disciplines up to date on current calls for proposals as well as other general information. Interner Linkmore

Basic Requirements

DFG-funded research is subject to rules and guidelines. These range from good scientific practice to diversity in the research system. Interner Linkmore

Excellence Strategy

The Excellence Strategy's aim is to strengthen Germany as an outstanding place for research and to improve its international competitiveness. Interner Linkmore

Research Careers

The DFG has identified the education and advancement of young scientists and academics as one of its priority tasks. Interner Linkmore

Funding International

The DFG offers many different opportunities to enable researchers to participate in international cooperation. Interner Linkmore

FAQs on submitting proposals to funding programmes

The following FAQs were compiled to assist prospective applicants in submitting proposals to the DFG. They provide information on various DFG funding programmes and serve to complement existing guidelines and instructions. Interner Linkmore

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.

Electronic Support from Application to Decision

The DFG’s electronic proposal processing system for applicants, reviewers and committee members named "elan" provides digital access to relevant material. As soon as you create an account, you can submit proposals, get a status report or download all provided documents during the review process. Interner Linkmore

Handling Security-Relevant Research

In nearly all research areas, scientific findings which open up great possibilities can also be misused. The DFG together with the Leopoldina addresses the issue. Interner Linkmore

Ensuring Diversity

Excellent research requires diversity and originality. To ensure long-term engagement with all socially relevant areas, it is crucial that science and academia adequately represent these areas.  Interner Linkmore

Promoting Equal Opportunity

The DFG promotes the equality between men and women in the scientific and academic communities by its Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality, research funding itself or best practice examples in a toolbox. Interner Linkmore

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