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[+] Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship: allows outstanding senior researchers to conduct their own long-term and ground-breaking research project (with duration of minimum five years). Applications shall be submitted by German universities only or in cooperation with non-university research institutions prior the corresponsive deadline. The selection takes place twice a year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Bilateral Exchange of Academics: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree, to participate in a research or study visit (with duration of two weeks to three months). Certain requirements, as well as the application procedure differ among the participating countries. For further information, please refer to the following website. (DAAD)

[+] Cluster of Excellece

Cluster of Excellence: allows PhD students/postdocs/junior researchers, obtained an outstanding degree, to conduct a top-level research project (duration differs on the position) at a certain university location in Germany. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. The latest list of Clusters of Excellence can be found here here. (German Research Foundation/DFG)[+] Collaborative Research

Centres Collaborative Research Centres : allows PhD students/postdocs/junior researchers, obtained an outstanding degree, to participate in an exceptional research program (duration differs on the position) at one of the more than 230 Collaborative Research Centres. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. The latest list Collaborative Research Centres can be found here. (German Research Foundation/DFG)[+] Emmy Noether Programme

Emmy Noether Programme: allows outstanding postdocs/junior researchers with postdoctoral experience to start a university teaching career or get employed on a primary position in science and research (with duration of five to six years). Applications can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] DAAD Scholarship Database The scholarship database by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) contains a wide range of funding programmes for international students, PhD students and researchers. Find out about your funding opportunities! website.

[+] Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates, Erasmus Mundus Mobility Partnership

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates, Erasmus Mundus Mobility Partnerships: allows PhD students/postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers/university teachers to participate in international courses (incl. fellowships) or to join the mobility network (incl. fellowships for mobility). The duration depends on the program. For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (Erasmus Mundus)

[+] ERC Advanced Grants

ERC Advanced Grants: allows senior researchers with remarkable achievements to conduct a research project (with duration of up to five years) at a research institution (in the EU or in an associated country) of their own choice. For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (European Research Council)

[+] ERC Consolidator Grants

ERC Consolidator Grants: allows postdocs/junior researchers, obtained a PhD degree, to conduct a research project (with duration of up to five years) at a research institution (in the EU or in an associated country). For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (European Research Council)

[+] ERC Starting Grants

ERC Starting Grants: allows experienced postdocs/junior researchers, obtained a PhD degree, to conduct a research project (with duration of up to five years) at a research institution (in the EU or in an associated country). For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (European Research Council)

[+] ERC Synergy Grants

ERC Synergy Grants: allows groups of two to four outstanding senior researchers (incl. their teams) to conduct a research project (with duration of up to six years) on an innovative topic which is highly likely to lead to a breakthrough. For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (European Research Council)[+] Foreign Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

Foreign Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes: allows outstanding and experienced senior researchers to conduct a research project (duration varies) at a Max Planck Institute. For further information, please refer to the Max Planck Institutes’ official website. (Max Planck Society)

[+] Fraunhofer Attract (Excellence program)

Fraunhofer Attract (Excellence program): allows outstanding and experienced postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers to establish their own working group (three to five members) in order to conduct a research (with duration of five years) on innovation. The total financial support amounts to 2.5 million euros (500,000 euros per year). Applications are accepted only by candidates already highly-engaged with at least one of the Fraunhofer Institutes. The selection takes place once every two years. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Fraunhofer)

[+] Fraunhofer Bessel Research Award

Fraunhofer Bessel Research Award: allows outstanding and recognized senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree within the last 18 years, to collaborate with a colleague at one of the Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany (with duration of up to 12 months). In addition, the winner becomes a member of the global network of researchers governed by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. For more information, please refer to the following website. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation & Fraunhofer)

[+] Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award: allows outstanding senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree within the last 18 years, to collaborate on long-term research projects (with duration of six to 12 months) with experts at a German research institution of their own choice. Applications shall be submitted by recognized researchers in Germany throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Georg Foster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Experienced Researches

Georg Foster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Experienced Researches: allows experienced senior researchers, obtained a doctoral  degree within the last 12 years, to collaborate on long-term research projects (with duration of six to 18 months) related to development problems with an academic host at a German research institution of their own choice. Applications can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Georg Foster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researches

Georg Foster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researches: allows postdocs/junior researchers from developing and emerging countries, obtained a doctoral degree within the last four years, to conduct their own long-term research project (with duration of six to 24 months) related to development problems with an academic host at a German research institution of their own choice. Applications can be directly submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Graduate Schools

Graduate Schools: allows PhD students/postdocs/junior researchers, obtained an outstanding degree, to participate in an exceptional training (duration differs on the position) at one of the 45 Graduate Schools. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. The latest list of Graduate Schools, you can find here. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] Grants to Support the Initiation of Internationality Collaboration

Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree and currently employed at a German research institution, to organize international partner visits (with duration of up to three months) and/or joint workshops with the previously-mentioned partners. Applications can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] Green Talents

Green Talents: invites young researchers, currently enrolled in Master or PhD programs or of possession of a doctoral degree, to take part in ten-day science forum Green Talents – The International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development. In addition, the participants have the unique chance to conduct a BMBF-funded research project at a later stage (up to three months). For further information, please refer to the program’s website or brochure. (International Bureau (IB) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF))

[+] Head of a Max Planck Research Group at a Max Planck Institute

Head of a Max Planck Research Group at a Max Planck Institute: allows outstanding, young postdocs/junior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree, to conduct a research project/scientific work (with duration of five years) at Max Planck Research Groups. For further information, please refer to the Max Planck Institutes’ official website and the following link. (Max Planck Society)

[+] Heisenberg Programme: Fellowship/Professorship

Heisenberg Programme: Fellowship/Professorship: allows outstanding senior researchers, completed the habilitation process or of possession of a comparable qualification, to prepare for a primary position in science/research or to get engaged with an advanced research project (with duration of up to five years). Proposals can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] Helmholtz Postdoc Programme

Helmholtz Postdoc Programme: allows postdocs/junior researchers, who are about to obtain a doctoral degree or have done so within the last one year, to work independently on their own research project (with duration of up to three years) at Helmholtz. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (Helmholtz Association)

[+] Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups

Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups: allows outstanding researchers, obtained a doctoral degree between two and six years ago, to prepare for a university teaching career. The program lasts for 5 to 6 years, followed by an evaluation period. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (Helmholtz Association)

[+] Humboldt Reserch Award

Humboldt Research Award: allows outstanding senior researchers to collaborate on long-term research projects (with duration of six to 12 months) with an expert at a German research institution of their own choice. Nominations shall be submitted by recognized researchers in Germany throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers: allows outstanding and experienced senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree within the last 12 years, to conduct their own long-term research project (with duration of six to 18 months) in cooperation with an academic host at a German research institution of their own choice. Applications can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers: allows postdocs/junior researchers, obtained a doctoral  degree within the last four years, to conduct their own long-term research project (with duration of six to 24 months) in cooperation with an academic host at a German research institution of their own choice. Applications can be directly submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

[+] Individual Dockoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes

Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes: allow PhD students, obtained a Master’s degree equivalent to the German one, to get engaged with projects (with duration of three years) in the latest fields of technology. Applications can be directly submitted to each Fraunhofer Institute throughout the whole year. The current open positions can be accessed here. (Fraunhofer)

[+] Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes

Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes: allows outstanding and experienced PhD students, obtained a Master’s degree equivalent to the German one, to work on a PhD project (with duration of three years) at a Mac Planck Institute. Applications can be submitted to each Max Planck Institute throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the Max Planck Institutes’ official website. The current open positions can be accessed here. (Max Planck Society)

[+] Individual PhD Thesis at Helmholtz Centres

Individual PhD Thesis at Helmholtz Centres: allows outstanding and experienced PhD students, obtained a Master’s degree equivalent to the German one, to participate in a postgraduate training and a research project (with duration of three years). The current vacancies can be found here. (Helmholtz Associations)

[+] International Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools

International Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools: allows outstanding PhD students, obtained a Master’s degree equivalent to the German one, to enroll in a doctoral program, as well as to participate in an individual development training. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (Helmholtz Associations)

[+] International Max Planck research School (IMPRSs)

International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRSs): allows outstanding PhD students, obtained a Master’s degree equivalent to the German one, to earn a doctorate degree (with duration of three years) at one of the 63 IMPRSs. Applications can be submitted to each Max Planck Institute prior the corresponsive deadline. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (Max Planck Society)

[+] International Visiting Scholars at Leibniz Institutes

International Visiting Scholars at Leibniz Institutes: allows outstanding and experienced senior researchers to conduct a research project (duration varies) at a Leibniz Institute. For further information, please refer to the Leibniz Institutes’ official website. (Leibniz Associations)

[+] Leibniz Graduate Schools

Leibniz Graduate Schools: allows PhD students, about to obtain a German Master’s degree or its equivalence within the next six months, to train (scholarship for up to three years) either at a Leibniz Institution or in a partner university. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (Leibniz Associations)

[+] Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships: allow outstanding and experienced postdocs/junior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree within the last two years, to conduct a research project (with duration of up to twelve months) at one of the Leibniz Institutes. The program is funded by DAAD and Leibniz Association. For more information, please refer to the program’s website. (DAAD & Leibniz Association)

[+] Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF)

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF): allows senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree or gained research experience of at least four years and obtaining a certain degree, to work on research projects (with duration of 12 to 24 months) in the EU or in an associated country. Therefore, the candidates have to move to an EU country or an associated one. For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (Marie Curies Actions Research Fellowship Program)

[+] Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree, or gained research experience of at least four years, or obtained a certain other degree, to contribute to a research project (with duration of one to two years) in an EU country or in an associated one. Therefore, the candidates have to be currently residing or working in an EU country or an associated one. For further information, please refer to the program´s website. (Marie Curies Actions Research Fellowship Program)

[+] Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training

Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training: allows outstanding postdocs/junior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree and gained experience for at least two years, to adopt valuable skills while gaining new knowledge at a Max Planck Institute (with duration of two to seven years). For further information, please refer to the Max Planck Institutes’ official website. (Max Planck Society)

[+] Mercator Fellowship

Mercator Fellowship: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers, currently employed at a German research institution, to get engaged with a collaborative project (durations varies) at an international level. Applications can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers – former DAAD or GDR scholarship holders who have studied in Germany for at least one year – to conduct their own research or work project (with duration of one to three months) at a German non-university research institution or university of their own choice. Certain requirements, as well as the application procedure differ among the participating countries. For further information, please refer to the following website. (DAAD)

[+] Research Fellowship in Space, Aeronautics, Energy ans Transportation Research

Research Fellowship in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research: allows outstanding researchers to conduct a research project (duration various on the candidates´ qualifications) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). For further information, please refer to the following website. (DAAD)

[+] Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists: allows outstanding PhD students/postdocs/junior researchers to conduct a research or training project (duration various on the candidates´ education) at a German non-university research institution or university of their own choice. For further information, please refer to the following website. (DAAD)

[+] Research Grants

Research Grants: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers, obtained a doctoral degree, to conduct a research project (duration varies). Proposals can be submitted throughout the whole year. For further information, please refer to the program’s website. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists: allows postdocs/junior researchers/senior researchers, working at a research institution or university at their home country, to conduct a research project (with duration of one to three months) at a German non-university research institution or university of their own choice. For further information, please refer to the following website. (DAAD)

[+] Research Training Groups

Research Training Groups: allows PhD students/postdocs/junior researchers, obtained an outstanding degree, to independently perform research activities at one of the 220 Research Training Groups (duration differs on the position). For further information, please refer to the program’s website. The latest list of Research Training Groups can be found here. (German Research Foundation/DFG)

[+] Sofja Kavalevskaja Award

Sofja Kavalevskaja Award: allows postdocs/junior researchers, obtained with distinction a doctoral degree within the last six years, to establish their own group to work on a high-profile and innovative research project (with duration of five years) with an academic host at a German research institution of their own choice. For further information, please refer to the program´s website and brochure. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)