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Cellular Networks: From Analysis of Molecular Mechanisms to a Quantitative Understanding of Complex Functions

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German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft)Research Funder/Centre

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The DFG (German Research Foundation) is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the states and the Federal Government, which are represented in all Grants Committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.


The chief task of the DFG is to select the best research projects by scientists and academics at universities and research institutions on a competitive basis and to finance these projects. Projects are presented by scientists and academics or by universities in a proposal dealing with their chosen topics from a particular discipline or taking an interdisciplinary approach.


One of the DFG’s key objectives is the promotion of young scientists and researchers and it therefore offers them programmes which provide appropriate support at every phase of their qualification. It is especially committed to the early independence of young researchers, and supports the acquisition of talented scientists and academics from at home and abroad for German research.


The DFG supports projects from all scientific subject areas and especially promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between researchers. DFG funding enables cooperation between researchers from all branches of the science system as well as the formation of internationally conspicuous priorities at universities and non-university research institutions.


The foundation actively encourages international research cooperation: all of its programmes promote cooperation between scientists and academics in Germany and their colleagues abroad. It places special emphasis on collaboration in the scientific community in the European Research Area.

Main research areas

Many research priorities.

Research disciplines

Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Kennedyallee 40


+49 (0) 228/885-1


+49 (0) 228/885-2777

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