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DFG Office North America

DFG Offices North America: Washington DC and New York City

DFG Offices North America: Washington DC and New York City

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 Fellow Wins Science Slam in San Francisco

(09/13/19) DFG fellow Aline Gottlieb wins the first international Science Slam with her seven-minute pitch at the annual conference of the German Academic International Network in San Francisco (USA).  Interner Linkmore

Axel  Groß introduces the cluster of excellence POLIS at the Science Cafe

ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition

(09/26/19) With the title "Chemistry & Water," the American Chemical Society (ACS) held its annual fall conference from August 25—29 in San Diego, California. As in previous years, the DFG organized a joint conference of various research and funding organizations. Interner Linkmore

„An Appeal to Reason“

(08/30/19) The consequences of radicalisation on science in Germany and the USA was the focus of a two-day event held at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles. Link auf PDF-Dateimore

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:

October 21, 2019
Link auf PDF-DateiLeibniz Lecture, Prof. Brigitte Röder
Society for Neuroscience 2019 Annual Conference,
Chicago, IL

October 23, 2019
Leibniz Lecture, Ivan Dikic
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

December 09-13, 2019
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

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