More than two-thirds of the annual funds invested in research come from industry. Companies either conduct research themselves or collaborate with research partners. (Junior) researchers are supported not only with job offers, but also with scholarships and prizes from corporate foundations.
The EU is funding research in a variety of ways through Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. These measures do not only include support for basic and applied research, but also funding programmes for collaboration and exchange in higher education.
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The DFG is the central research funding organisation in Germany. It supports research projects and funds cooperation between researchers – also at an international level.
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The Leibniz Association brings together 88 research institutions working in many different disciplines. It offers many interesting opportunities for doctoral students and senior researchers.
Thirteen organisations that work nationwide have come together to form StipendiumPlus under the umbrella of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. They support outstanding undergraduate and doctoral students.