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The '''DFG''' or '''Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft''' (English: German Research Foundation) is a [[Germany|German]] organization that supports research at universities and other research institutions by funding. The DFG is based in Bonn.
The '''DFG''' or '''Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft''' (English: German Research Foundation), a [[Germany|German]] organization based in Bonn, is a self-governing research funding body that promotes research at universities and other publicly funded research institutions. Using funding provided by federal (''Bund'') and state (''Länder'') authorities, the DFG supports projects in science and the humanities as well as cooperation between researchers of all disciplines.


The DFG supports research projects in science and the humanities as well as cooperation between researchers of all disciplines. The DFG itself is funded by the federal government and the states of Germany. The legal status of the DFG is that of a private association. It is mainly headed by its president. Together with the secretary general he leads the executive board, which is responsible for the foundation's daily business.
The legal status of the DFG is that of a private association. For this reason the DFG must act only through its governing bodies, particularly the Executive Board and the General Assembly. The daily affairs of the DFG are conducted from the head office in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, under direction of the organisation's secretary-general.


The DFG is comparable to the [[National Science Foundation|NSF]] in the [[USA]].
The DFG is comparable to the [[National Science Foundation]] (NSF) in the [[USA]].
 
==Reference==
"DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", retrieved 13 August 2008 from http://www.dfg.de/en/

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The DFG or Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (English: German Research Foundation), a German organization based in Bonn, is a self-governing research funding body that promotes research at universities and other publicly funded research institutions. Using funding provided by federal (Bund) and state (Länder) authorities, the DFG supports projects in science and the humanities as well as cooperation between researchers of all disciplines.

The legal status of the DFG is that of a private association. For this reason the DFG must act only through its governing bodies, particularly the Executive Board and the General Assembly. The daily affairs of the DFG are conducted from the head office in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, under direction of the organisation's secretary-general.

The DFG is comparable to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the USA.

Reference

"DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", retrieved 13 August 2008 from http://www.dfg.de/en/