The German Research Foundation (DFG) requires its member institutions to appoint a person to act as the “Ombudsperson of the DFG”.This is the person who can be contacted by scientists in all matters relating to research proposals to the DFG. His/her tasks comprise:

  • Information on the various funding opportunities and schemes of DFG,
  • Advice for applicants, in particular first-time applicants,
  • Support in cases of doubt concerning proposals or the processing of proposals by the DFG experts
  • Advice and counselling on the procedures of the DFG following a decision of a DFG-body

The DFG-Ombudsperson in the university acts as the link between the university’s scientists (especially first-time applicants) and the German Research Foundation. He/she is in good and regular contact with the DFG and informs the university’s scientists on funding procedures, new funding opportunities, conditions and current developments.

The DFG-Ombudsperson at TU Bergakademie Freiberg is:

Prof. Dr. Monika Mazik

Faculty of Chemistry and Physics (Faculty 2), Institute for Organic Chemistry

Leipziger Straße 29, 09599 Freiberg

Telefon + 49 (0)3731 39 2389

Monika [dot] Mazikatchemie [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de


At TU Bergakademie Freiberg the DFG-Ombudsperson is also a neutral person of trust who can be contacted by all scientists and students for questions concerning good scientific practice and in cases of conflict in science.