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Cooperation with Developing Countries

The DFG enables research cooperations between researchers in Germany and in developing countries through research grants for individual projects. The aim is to promote scientific cooperation between Germany and developing countries within the framework of scientifically demanding research projects.

Information about the Programme


The DFG funds research projects conducted by scientists in Germany in cooperation with scientists in developing countries. The objective is to promote cooperation between researchers in Germany and in developing countries. In a research project on a specifically defined topic within a limited time period.

Eligibility Requirements

Researchers/scientists from all subjects and disciplines at German research institutions who have completed their academic education (typically by having completed a doctorate).

Type and Extent of Funding

Funding for personnel, scientific instrumentation and apparatus, consumables, travel, miscellaneous expenses and publications for both the partner institute in Germany and the cooperation partner/institute in the developing country.

Forms and Guidelines

Proposal Deadlines

No submission deadline.


Before submitting a proposal, please consult the relevant regional or subject-specific contact person at the DFG's Head Office:

Subject-specific contacts: