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About the GCRI

  • Who are the major parties involved in the GCRI?

    The GCRI project is part of the German Federal Foreign Office’s “Research and Academic Relations Initiative,” which was created to support the federal government’s “Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research.” Two German ministries, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, share the responsibility of implementing the project. They do so in coordination with the alliance of German science organizations and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce. While the start-up funding is provided by the Federal Foreign Office’s “Research and Academic Relations Initiative,” the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) have been entrusted with the leadership of the GCRI New York.

  • Why was the GCRI created?

    The GCRI is one of five “Deutsche Wissenschafts- und Innovationshäuser” (DWIHs) worldwide. The DWIHs were created to enhance Germany’s visibility in the areas of science, research and innovation and to promote Germany as an attractive location for research, study and business. Another important goal is to provide a “one-stop shop” for information about the German research landscape and funding sources. In addition to the GCRI New York, other DWIHs were created in Moscow, New Delhi, São Paulo, and Tokyo to broaden German visibility in other locations with different regional priorities and strengths.

  • What distinguishes the GCRI from other German organizations in North America?

    The GCRI presents all facets of the German research and innovation landscape. It pools the activities of German research and intermediary organizations, universities and innovative companies. It provides a one-stop shop for all questions about the German science and research landscape, from funding sources to visa issues, while also coordinating opportunities for networking and idea exchange.

  • How does the GCRI benefit German scientists/ researchers in North America?

    The GCRI offers a forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences. We create networking opportunities through the organization of conferences, thematic workshops and science dinners. These kinds of activities cultivate collaboration in a variety of disciplines. Members of the GCRI staff participate in conferences and workshops throughout North America and Europe and are available to answer questions in person during these events.

  • Where can I learn more about the German Houses of Research and Innovation?

    You can get more information about the German Houses of Research and Innovation under the following link.

  • How can I contact the GCRI?

    If you would like to contact the GCRI, please visit our Contact Us page.

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