Your Career at the DFG Head Office

The DFG Head Office aims to ensure that research in Germany receives the best possible funding and support. Whether in vocational training, as a student assistant, as a trainee, as a science manager or in the administration – some 900 bright minds give their best to ensure Germany remains a powerful science base and make their contribution to help shape the European Research Area.

The Head Office provides a diverse and fascinating working environment with a colourful mix of the most varied individuals. We attach great importance to friendly and collegial interaction with each other and we value dialogue and networking.

Current vacancies from the DFG Head Office

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Unsolicited application

Unable to find a suitable vacancy? If so, feel free to send us your unsolicited application here.

Join us in opting for knowledge and become part of our team! You can join us at any stage of your career:

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Professionally experienced

Do you already have a wealth of professional experience and sound expertise to offer? Excellent! We can offer you an inspiring and diverse environment for the next stage of your career.

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Graduates – direct entry

Would you like to begin your professional career at DFG? Then send us your application as soon as you graduate.

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Students, trainee teachers

Are you in search of a vocational training programme? Why not train as an office management assistant with the DFG?

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What we offer you:

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Work-life balance

The DFG attaches great importance to compatibility between professional and private life. We have a very good set-up in this respect so we’re able to respond to a wide range of needs.

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You will receive a structured induction for a perfect start at the DFG Head Office.

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Wholesale ticket

The DFG gives you the opportunity to purchase a wholesale ticket at a fair price. In addition, the DFG supports travel by public transport by granting a monthly allowance.

DFG International

Die DFG ist auf der ganzen Welt vertreten.


The DFG is represented all over the world. Click here to find out more about our branches abroad:

Attractive base in Bonn

The DFG Head Office is located in the beautiful Bad Godesberg district of Bonn. It is set amid lots of greenery but also offers good transportation links. As part of the Federal City of Bonn, it contributes to the latter’s cultural diversity and beauty. Bonn is:

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Beethoven’s birthplace

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770. You can still delve into his life and times to this day. A good place to start is the Beethoven House in the city centre of Bonn.

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University City

The University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität) was named an Excellence University in 2019 – and it’s an impressive visual landmark in the city, too.

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Rhine and Siebengebirge

The Rhine is just a walk away from the Head Office. A walk to the Rhine River Promenade is a great way to unwind from your day-to-day routine. From there you also have a great view of the Siebengebirge hills, which you can also see from some of our offices.

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In the Rhineland, we love this exceptional, crazy time of year. Bonn is one of the hotspots of the carnival hustle and bustle, and we enjoy celebrating together at the Head Office, too.


  • Daniela Lemke
    Tel: 0228 / 885 - 2876
Mailbox "Jobs at the DFG Head Office"

Calls for proposals in connection with DFG-funded projects

For vacancies advertised as part of a DFG-funded project, see: