|About||The DFG is the central, self-governing research funding organisation in Germany. Its mission is to fund and promote all fields of science and the humanities.|
The DFG Office North America strives to:
° maintain and extend contacts with current and former German DFG award holders in the United States. The goal is both to facilitate the return of young researchers to Germany and to establish networks with researchers who choose to stay in the United States, and also to motivate them for lasting collaboration with Germany.
° expand and support cooperation with partner organisations in the USA working in the field of science and research policy, especially the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
° provide US universities and research institutions with information on Germany as a location of science and research and on opportunities for research cooperation between the two countries, especially within the scope of DFG-funded projects and programmes.
° expand and foster contacts with US DFG alumni, such as Mercator visiting professors and researchers who worked on DFG-funded projects in Germany.
° follow science and research policy developments in the United States and identify and assess the fields relevant to the DFG with respect to basic research.
|Description||In meeting its responsibilities as a research funding organisation, the DFG must remain abreast of current developments in higher education. In doing so, the DFG is able to address challenges such as the need to provide sustainable support for young researchers, the interdisciplinarisation of the sciences and humanities, and support for networking in the field of research.|
|Founded||October 30, 1920|
|Products||This section gives an overview of the DFG's various information services which provide up-to-date details on projects and programmes currently funded by the DFG: http://www.dfg.de/en/funded_projects/index.html|