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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.

News

NeurIPS 2020 online conference

For the first time, the “Research in Germany” initiative presented the German research landscape to the international community in the field of artificial intelligence at this year’s virtual NeurIPS conference with a virtual information booth and an online seminar. Interner Linkmore

The virtual entrance hall at GAIN20

Virtual GAIN

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual meeting of GAIN was held virtually for the first time to foster the dialogue between postdocs, early career researchers, and the international science community as well as German research institutions, research funders, and science policy-makers. Interner Linkmore

Annual Meeting of the NSBE

Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German university liaison offices, the DFG North America Office team gave advice on the subject of study and research stays in Germany to participants.
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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:

Further Information

Tasks

  • 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