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Cooperation with Africa

This page provides an overview of the opportunities available for cooperating with African researchers and institutions.

Cooperation with Developing Countries

All the DFG’s funding programmes enable researchers to cooperate with their counterparts outside Germany. If partners from developing countries are involved in a project, the DFG offers the following additional funding opportunities:

Initiation of Bilateral Cooperation

The DFG facilitates the establishment and maintenance of collaborative relationships with African researchers. Information on funding opportunities is available below:


Contact Persons

Programme contacts:

Additional Information

Further Information

The fight against fatal infectious diseases requires research. There are still many unanswered questions concerning bacteria, viruses and parasites – and there is a lack of effective medication. In the DFG's "Africa Initiative", teams made up of African and German researchers are addressing these questions. This dossier provides insight into topics, projects and partners.

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