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The history of the Notgemeinschaft

The predecessor to the DFG in brief: From its origins in “times of need” through the period of inflation up to the Pamir expedition in 1928. Interner Linkmore

The National Socialist Era             

From naming through self-mobilisation and Aryanisation to the funding of “research critical to the war” – but also to a critical reappraisal. Interner Linkmore

The buildings of the DFG Head Office

The Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft had its headquarters in Berlin. Since 1949, the DFG has been based in Bonn/Bad Godesberg. Interner Linkmore


In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. 
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Incident Reporting System                           

Reports of misconduct in connection with DFG-funded research and also other types of misconduct. Interner Linkmore

Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany

Union of the most important German research organisations. 
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Berlin Office

The office represents science and research in Berlin, promotes international cooperation and strengthens ties with other organisations. Interner Linkmore

DFG Representation Abroad

The offices abroad are part of the international strategy of the DFG. Learn more about the offices worldwide. 
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International Cooperation

To globally network and promote excellent research in Germany, the DFG is active at various international levels.
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