German Research Foundation

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) is the self-governing body of the research community in Germany. As such, it is also a research funding agency. In fact, with an annual budget of over 3 billion Euro, it is Europe’s largest funding agency for fundamental research.

DFG serves all branches of science and the humanities and operates in a bottom-up manner: in almost all of its funding lines, there are no deadlines and no thematic priorities. DFG promotes excellence by selecting the best research projects on a competitive basis.

To promote the internationalisation of the German research landscape and to facilitate cooperation between the world’s top researchers, DFG is active all over the world. Its activities range from fostering collaboration and networking among researchers, through offering programmes specifically designed to promote international cooperation, to opening up traditional programmes to worldwide cooperation.

DFG India Office

DFG India Office in Delhi was established in November 2006. It is one of DFG’s six liaison offices throughout the world. DFG India Office fosters Indo-German collaboration, the mobility of researchers, and the internationalisation of German universities. It does so chiefly by establishing joint Indo-German funding opportunities together with its partner agencies such as DST, DBT or INSA, and by dispensing information on its funding programmes to Indian and German researchers.

Where to find us

German Research Foundation

Address: DFG India Office German House 21, Jor Bagh Colony Road New Delhi - 110003 India