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The Joint Committee is the DFG’s main decision-making body. It bases its final research-policy decisions that relate to the DFG on resolutions passed by the DFG’s Senate. These especially pertain to decisions regarding the DFG’s budget and the general development of its funding policy. The Joint Committee decides on the implementation of new funding programmes and on modifications to existing funding instruments.
The Joint Committee is made up of 39 members of the DFG’s Senate, representatives from the federal government (with a total of 16 votes), 16 state representatives and 2 representatives from the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and the Humanities in Germany.