The DFG "promotes equality between men and women in the scientific and academic communities".
(DFG Statutes § 1)
Here you will find background information, facts and figures on gender equality in research promotion by the DFG.
In December 2007 the DFG’s Executive Committee established a commission of experts to develop research-oriented standards on gender equality. The proposed standards were discussed by the DFG’s General Assembly on 2 July 2008, where the majority of the member institutions spoke in favour of the draft, voluntarily committing themselves to implementing the standards. The DFG provides advice and support to the member institutions.
An important aspect of the DFG’s equal opportunities policy is the integration of all persons involved in its advisory and decision-making processes. Therefore, the DFG aims to advance its efforts for improving equal opportunities in cooperation with those scientists and academics who serve on an honorary basis.