The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the federal government and the states, which are represented in all grants committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.

The DFG has a current annual budget of €3.9 billion, provided primarily by the German federal government (70.4 percent) and the states (28.7 percent), but also including EU funds and private donations.

Grafik Federal states