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Annual Report

Activities and Results - Programmes and Projects

The DFG’s annual report provides a comprehensive 300-page overview of the organisation’s news and funding activities. It illustrates the variety of DFG-funded research and infrastructure by showcasing examples from the more than 32,000 projects which received almost €3 billion in funding in 2017.

This year, the report focuses on international projects, an emphasis that takes into account both the enormous benefits of global cooperation and the growing restrictions on freedom of research in some parts of the world. (neu)

A detailed statistics section presents the most important facts and figures.

The annual report, which was presented at the DFG’s General Assembly on 4 July 2018, clearly shows that a well-functioning self-governing research system is based on the involvement and dedication of many people, such as reviewers, committee members and Head Office staff.

Order the printed copies

Printed copies of the DFG‘s annual report (both current and previous editions) are available from the DFG’s Press and Public Relations Office (please contact Michael Hönscheid, tel. +49 228 885-2109, e-mail Link auf E-Mailmichael.hoenscheid@dfg.de).


A detailed overview of DFG-funded programmes and projects can be found under