Mechthild Köhler is Programme Coordinator within the Division International Affairs at DFG (German Research Foundation). As part of the team of the Group CIS, Central and Eastern Europe she is responsible for coordination of scientific cooperation with Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, Russia, South Caucasus and Central Asia.
Presentation Title: Research funding and institutional cooperation with Ukraine
DFG: The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central self-governing research funding organisation in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects at universities and other research institutions. With an annual budget of more than 3,3 billion € the DFG funds over 31.000 new and ongoing projects each year.
The DFG provides support for international cooperation. It offers special funding programmes and carries out calls for joint funding of research projects with cooperation partners. With the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) and the National Research Foundation of Ukraine the DFG concluded agreements.