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With more than 38,000 employees and an annual budget of over 4 billion euros, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation. The results of research work at its 18 research centres are intended to help find scientific solutions for major and urgent questions facing society, research and industry in six research areas. The Helmholtz Association offers many interesting opportunities for international researchers.
Funding for Graduates and PhD Students
Roughly 7,400 PhD students receive academic support at the various Helmholtz research centres in collaboration with universities. German and foreign PhD students with outstanding research achievements have the opportunity to complete an individual doctorate through interdisciplinary postgraduate training and research work.
Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools offer doctoral students a well-structured framework with professional guidance and supervision by senior researchers and a custom-tailored curriculum that enables them to acquire key professional qualifications and complementary skills.
Funding for Postdocs and Junior Researchers
The Helmholtz Postdoc Programme enables talented young researchers to work independently on a research topic of their choice and establish themselves in their field of research. To promote equal opportunities, at least half of the positions in the programme are granted to women.
Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups promote the early academic independence of young researchers and offer them secure career prospects. This programme provides the best postdocs and junior researchers with excellent working conditions in a research-oriented environment.
Funding for Top Female Researchers
Helmholtz is funding W2 and W3 grade professorial positions for excellent female scholars with its new programme for Top Female Researchers.