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Your career at the DFG Head Office:

The DFG Head Office aims to ensure that research in Germany receives the best possible funding and support. Whether in vocational training, as a student assistant, as a trainee, as a science manager or in the administration – some 900 bright minds give their best to ensure Germany remains a powerful science base and make their contribution to help shape the European Research Area.

The Head Office provides a diverse and fascinating working environment with a colourful mix of the most varied individuals. We attach great importance to friendly and collegial interaction with each other and we value dialogue and networking.

Join us in opting for knowledge and become part of our team!
You can join us at any stage of your career:

Professionally experienced

Do you already have a wealth of professional experience and sound expertise to offer? Excellent! We can offer you an inspiring and diverse environment for the next stage of your career.

Graduates – direct entry

Would you like to start your career with the DFG? How about a trainee programme? Or you can start with us straight after graduating.

Students, trainee teachers

Are you in search of a vocational training programme? Why not train as an office management assistant with the DFG?

School students

Unable to find a suitable vacancy? If so, feel free to send us your unsolicited application here.

Current vacancies from the DFG Head Office

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Unable to find a suitable vacancy? If so, feel free to send us your unsolicited application here.

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What we offer you:

Work-life balance

The DFG attaches great importance to compatibility between professional and private life. We have a very good set-up in this respect so we’re able to respond to a wide range of needs.

Work and family

The DFG has been certified as a family-friendly employer since 2001. Interner Linkmore (in German only)

Flexible working hours

You will typically work 39 hours per week, and scheduling is flexible within the framework period (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Interner Linkmore (in German only)

Further education

The DFG has a large portfolio of initial training and further education programmes. Interner Linkmore (in german only)

Onboarding

You will receive a structured induction for a perfect start at the DFG Head Office.

Equal opportunities

Equal opportunities and diversity are important to the DFG. The Head Office has developed a Link auf PDF-DateiGender Equality Plan (in German only) for this purpose.

Health management

The health of our employees is very important to us, which is why we offer a wide-ranging health management programme. Interner Linkmore (in German only)

Wholesale ticket

The DFG gives you the opportunity to purchase a wholesale ticket at a fair price. In addition, the DFG supports travel by public transport by granting a monthly allowance.

Safe workplace

We are able to offer our employees a secure job with civil service pay groupings under TVöD (Bund).

DFG International

The DFG is represented all over the world. Click here to find out more about our branches abroad:

Attractive base in Bonn

The DFG Head Office is located in the beautiful Bad Godesberg district of Bonn. It is set amid lots of greenery but also offers good transportation links. As part of the Federal City of Bonn, it contributes to the latter’s cultural diversity and beauty. Bonn is:

Beethoven Monument Bonn

Beethoven’s birthplace

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770. You can still delve into his life and times to this day. A good place to start is the Beethoven House in the city centre of Bonn.

University City

The University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität) was named an Excellence University in 2019 – and it’s an impressive visual landmark in the city, too.

Rhine and Siebengebirge

The Rhine is just a walk away from the Head Office. A walk to the Rhine River Promenade is a great way to unwind from your day-to-day routine. From there you also have a great view of the Siebengebirge hills, which you can also see from some of our offices.

Carnival

In the Rhineland, we love this exceptional, crazy time of year. Bonn is one of the hotspots of the carnival hustle and bustle, and we enjoy celebrating together at the Head Office, too.

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Further information

Calls for proposals in connection with DFG-funded projects

For vacancies advertised as part of a DFG-funded project, see: