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English translation: Third-party sponsor(s)

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19:35 Jun 13, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Drittmittelgeber
The term has something to do with funding for psychological research projects.
Mary Watson
English translation:Third-party sponsor(s)
Explanation:
My dictionaries are also not conclusive in this regard. But after entering the term in Yahoo's search engine, I obtained the following address:
http://nwg.glia.mdc-berlin.de/NWGDrittmittelgeber.htm
After looking at this site, I believe that "third-party sponsors", similar to Geldgeber, would be suitable.
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Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 02:25
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Summary of answers provided
nathird party (source of) funding OR other sources of funding
Lynn Webb
nasoft money sponsor/provider
Dierk Seeburg
nathird party provider
Lynn Webb
nasee belowDan McCrosky
naGeneral note about helpful context
Tom Funke
naThird-party sponsor(s)
Anthony Frey
nathird-party donors?
Tom Funke


  

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1 hr
third-party donors?


Explanation:
This might possibly refer to individual or corporate donors wo provide funds through intermediate fund-raising organizations such as alumni organizations or grant solicitors. It's not in my dictionaries. A Web search might help, especially with little more specific context.

Tom Funke
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Native speaker of: English
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1 hr
General note about helpful context


Explanation:
You need a helpful answer. Your would-be helpers usually need helpful context. It helps them (for instance during Web searches in your behalf) to see not only (A) the GENERAL CONTEXT (for instance plumbing vs. wiring) but (B) all or most of the RELEVANT SENTENCE or short passage verbatim. Sometimes it’s also important to know (C) the GEOGRAPHY (source &/or target country), (D) the TARGET AUDIENCE (e.g., radiologist vs. medical physicist) and/or (E) the PURPOSE of the communication (informational vs. motivational, humor or satire etc.) Take care, of course (F) not to reveal PROPRIETARY / CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, e.g. by disguising names etc.

Tom Funke
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1 hr
Third-party sponsor(s)


Explanation:
My dictionaries are also not conclusive in this regard. But after entering the term in Yahoo's search engine, I obtained the following address:
http://nwg.glia.mdc-berlin.de/NWGDrittmittelgeber.htm
After looking at this site, I believe that "third-party sponsors", similar to Geldgeber, would be suitable.


    Reference: http://nwg.glia.mdc-berlin.de/NWGDrittmittelgeber.htm
Anthony Frey
United States
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2 hrs
see below


Explanation:
The only problem here is who are number one and number two? Dritt is of course third, mittel is means/funding/money and geber is contributor/donor. If the first is public funding, in other words the state, the second might be health insurers or HMOs or Krankenkassen, leaving the third as charitable organizations (either persons or companies, such as pharmaceutical enterprises) perhaps. If you are sure there is no fourth category, the translations might be, as Tom said, "third-party contributors/donors" or "other sources of funding/funds" or "other contributors" or "remaining donors" etc, etc, etc.

Dan McCrosky
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2 hrs
third party provider


Explanation:
This sounds like something to do with insurance or other funding, but I don't know the surrounding context, so I hope this makes sense to you.

Lynn Webb
United States
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2 hrs
third party (source of) funding OR other sources of funding


Explanation:
I just read through some different native English Web sites and found references to the above. Hope this helps. You can ignore the first response I gave (third party provider) if this isn't specifically talking about insurance.

Lynn Webb
United States
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3 hrs
soft money sponsor/provider


Explanation:
Depending on the context, Drittmittel are often referred to as soft money, especially when an industry sponsor from the outside provides the monies. All this in contrast to Erstmittel and Zweitmittel which are usually primary and secondary grants from public or private granting organizations (like NSF in the US or DFG in Germany). Cheerio, Dierk (My years in college are finally paying off.)

Dierk Seeburg
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