Offers for Postdocs and Junior Researchers

Here you find German funding organisations providing funding opportunities for international Postdocs and Junior Researchers.

Postdocs-Junior-Researchers

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes research collaborations between excellent international and German researchers. It awards over 700 research fellowships and research grants every year.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

The DFG is the central research funding organisation in Germany. It supports research projects and funds cooperation between researchers – also at an international level.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

European Union

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 ...

European Union

Foundations

Public and private foundations enable research through the provision of funding. The range of different foundations is very wide. Many of them specifically aim to promote young talent.

Foundations

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports internationally networked, application-oriented research and is the largest organisation of its kind in Europe.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Association is the largest German research organisation. It offers several opportunities for young researchers.

Helmholtz Association

Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association brings together more than 90 research institutions covering various scientific disciplines. Leibniz Institutes offer opportunities for doctoral students, postdocs and senior researchers alike.

Leibniz Association

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent non-profit research organisation. The 84 Max Planck research institutes focus on basic research, often taking an interdisciplinary approach. They are also engaged in ...

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Academies of sciences and humanities

German academies of sciences and humanities honour researchers with prizes and medals and also award scholarships.

Academies of sciences and humanities