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Monitoring Equal Opportunity


The DFG (German Research Foundation) attaches great importance to equality of opportunity for male and female researchers. The DFG reports annually on the number and the proportion of women researchers submitting proposals to the DFG, on the success of these proposals and on women's representation on the statutory bodies at the DFG. The report takes developments over several years into account. The DFG programmes and the disciplines are all analysed in great detail. Additional data from DFG surveys and from the Federal Statistical Office allows the distribution of women at different career levels to be considered and compared to the research system overall. A glossary in the appendix explains the most important terminology, programmes and statistical standards.

Proportion of women involved in proposals for individual grants from 2016 to 2019, by programme (in percent)
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Selected information on the proportion of proposals submitted by women, the success of these proposals and women's involvement in the DFG's statutory bodies is shown in the following figures.