Monitoring Equal Opportunity
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) attaches great importance to equality of opportunity for male and female researchers. The DFG reports annually on the number and the proportion of women researchers submitting proposals to the DFG, on the success of these proposals and on women's representation on the statutory bodies at the DFG.
The report takes developments over several years into account. The DFG programmes and the disciplines are all analysed in great detail. Additional data from DFG surveys and from the Federal Statistical Office allows the distribution of women at different career levels to be considered and compared to the research system overall. In addition to the key report information, which is updated annually, different topics are explored in greater detail each year. A glossary in the appendix explains the most important terminology, programmes and statistical standards.