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Working Together with Latin America

In recent decades, Latin America has become increasingly important as a location for science. As a result, research cooperation between Germany and some countries in the region has increased significantly. In order to strengthen relations with the research and funding institutions of Latin American countries and in particular to foster cooperation between the scientific communities on both sides, the DFG has been represented by trusted researchers in individual countries since 2006 as well as operating its own office in São Paulo since 2011.

Based on cooperation agreements, the DFG maintains partnerships with research funding organisations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico. Depending on the partner organisation, joint funding measures are published in calls for proposals or as an application option with co-financing in the Standing Open Procedure (SOP).


Research in Germany at the IFBC and ISFUS

From September 26 to 29, fungal biology scientists from all over the world will get together in Sao José dos Campos, Brazil for the 13th International Fungal Biology Conference (IFBC) and 4th International Symposium on Fungal Stress (ISFUS). Interner Linkmore


The 35th CIHA World Congress

On January 20, the DFG, with the collaboration of DAAD, promote the virtual event “German-Latin America Research Cooperation in History of the Art”. The information session will take place in the framework of the 35th CIHA World Congress (MOTION: MIGRATIONS). Interner Linkmore

Meeting of BRAGECRIM and CRI-SCMfg

On 7 October 2021, the annual meeting of the German-Brazilian research initiatives BRAGECRIM and CRI-SCMfg took place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held virtually as already in the previous year.
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The regional area at a glance

Tasks and objectives

  • Establish and expand strategic cooperation in research funding
  • Systematic further development of joint funding procedures with the partner organisations
  • Systematic monitoring of countries with strong research potential and a high degree of self-interest in cooperation with research and funding partners in Germany
  • Advise researchers and academics on the DFG’s international cooperation opportunities and funding programmes
  • Organise and promote events which are important in terms of science strategy (seminars, workshops, conferences etc.) with the aim of enabling new cooperations and strengthening existing ones
  • Support dialogue and the exchange of experience between researchers and institutions in Latin America and Germany

Trusted researchers in Chile and Mexico

  • Act as contact persons for researchers in the respective country who are interested in cooperation with researchers in Germany
  • Support the exchange of researchers in both directions
  • Intensify contacts with local partner organisations
  • Organise regular local information events on the DFG and Germany as a research location
  • Seek to raise the profile of the DFG and Germany as a centre of research abroad, while also “advertising” the DFG’s funding opportunities and programmes


Team management:

Head of DFG Office Latin America:

Latin America /Caribbean: