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DFG is the central funding organisation for research in Germany. Its main tasks are financing research projects of scientists at universities and research institutes, and selection of the best projects in contests. DFG fulfils its central mission, service to all fields of science, as a self-administered organisation of science in Germany. It is organised as an association under private law, and its members include most German universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and academies of science.