The Society of the Friends of the Thünen Institute (Gesellschaft der Freunde des Thünen-Instituts, GdF) supports the Institute by providing both non-material and financial support in many areas, especially for projects which could not otherwise be implemented under the existing budget.
Support for visiting scientists from other parts of the world is one particular focus, as are projects that draw the public's attention to the work of the Institute.
Good research requires new ideas. The GdF promotes the activities of university and doctoral students who are completing their dissertations at the Thünen Institute by offering stipends, travel cost reimbursement, etc.
Every two years, the GdF awards the Thünen Research Prize for excellence in science at the Thünen Institute.
If you would like to support us, please don't hesitate to become a member!