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DFG Office North America

DFG Office North America: New York City and Washington DC

DFG Office North America: New York City and Washington DC

The United States and Canada hold a special position in the context of the increasing internationalization of German research. The North America Office facilitates contact between scientists and researchers in Germany and North America, supports early-career researchers on a DFG fellowship in the region, and organizes outreach activities to showcase German research in the region.


DFG Research Fellows at "DFG2020"

The request sent by the DFG’s North America office to early career researchers is met with a pleasantly refreshing response from research fellows offering numerous original reasons why research matters to them.
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From left: France Córdova, Subra Suresh, Arden Bement, Rita Colwell, Neal Lane, Walter Massey and Richard Atkinson

NSF Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

For the National Science Foundation, the first few months of 2020 brought an opportunity to look back on decades of continuous effort to promote basic research in the US. On 6 and 7 February, the NSF celebrated at its headquarters in Alexandria. Interner Linkmore

Reception for Fellows and Alumni

This year's reception in the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed a special guest of honour, Federal Minister Anja Karliczek. The reception was the fourth such event to be organised by the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Interner Linkmore

Upcoming Events

Are you looking for information on research cooperation, DFG fellowships or postdoc programmes? Or do you have any other questions regarding the DFG? Come visit us at one of the following events:

17–20 August 2020

„Research in Germany“ at the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual
Meeting & Expo

19-23 August 2020

DFG North America at the 46th Annual Convention of the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)

28-29 August 2020

Virtual Annual Conference GAIN20 and Science Slam
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (EDT)
To participate in the English program, please register as an international attendee:

Further Information


  • To maintain and extend contacts with current and former German DFG award holders in the United States. The goal is both to facilitate the return of young researchers to Germany and to establish networks with researchers who choose to stay in the United States, and also to motivate them for lasting collaboration with Germany.
  • To expand and support cooperation with partner organisations in the USA working in the field of science and research policy, especially the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • To provide US universities and research institutions with information on Germany as a location of science and research and on opportunities for research cooperation between the two countries, especially within the scope of DFG-funded projects and programmes.
  • To expand and foster contacts with US DFG alumni, such as Mercator visiting professors and researchers who worked on DFG-funded projects in Germany.
  • To follow science and research policy developments in the United States and identify and assess the fields relevant to the DFG with respect to basic research.

Pictures from the DFG-Office North America

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DFG President Peter Strohschneider and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski during a meeting at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in April 2016