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The history of the Notgemeinschaft

Research funding in the 1920s

This dossier provides an overview of the history of the Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft as the predecessor organisation to the DFG. From its origins in “times of need” through the period of inflation up to the Pamir expedition in 1928.

Further information

Access to the historical records

Indexing information on the funding records and other documents of the Notgemeinschaft and the DFG from the period up to post-Second World War (call number R 73) is available in invenio, a research tool of the Federal Archive. Funding records are located in the “unclassified” category, and other documents can be found by clicking on the arrow at R 73.

Information on literature used and sources