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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 2002f
Kennedyallee 40 Bonn 53175, Germany
tel:49-228 8851 fax:49-228 885 2777
e-mail:postmaster@dfg.de
URL:http://www.dfg.de


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1949.

General Description: The successor of an equivalent organization founded in 1920, DFG is the central autonomous body for science and the arts in Germany. The institute promotes multidisciplinary research by financing projects in all fields of science and the arts. DFG also advises parliaments and public authorities on scientific matters, cultivates relations between scientists and economists, and promotes cooperation between German scientists and foreign researchers. Special attention is paid to promoting young scientists. DFG is the central self-governing organization of the German scientific community and the largest provider of research funds for universities.

Annual Budget: DEM 2,257 million (1999)

(As of December, 2002)

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