All funding programmes

Here you find a selection of funding programmes for international graduates and PhD students, postdocs, junior researchers, senior researchers and teaching staff by various funding and research organisations. For more funding opportunities please search our funding databases.

Selection of funding programmes (alphabetical order):

All-Funding-Programmes

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Freigeist Fellowships

Freigeist Fellowships support outstanding junior researchers who would like to conduct exceptional, high-risk research between established fields of research.

Freigeist Fellowships

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Outstanding international researchers are invited to spend a period of 6 to 12 months cooperating on a research project with fellow experts at a research institute in Germany.

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Funding of First-Time Appointments of Excellent Women Scientists

The programme supports the first-time permanent appointment of excellent women scientists to a professorship at a university in Germany.

Funding of First-Time Appointments of Excellent Women Scientists

Funding to Recruit Top-Level International Women Scientists

The Helmholtz Association is intensifying its efforts to attract excellent women scientists from abroad to scientific management positions.

Funding to Recruit Top-Level International Women Scientists

Georg Forster Research Award

Award winners from developing countries, emerging economies and transition states are invited to cooperate on a long-term research project with fellow experts at a research institute in Germany. The award is open to researchers in all ...

Georg Forster Research Award

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Senior researchers in all disciplines from developing countries, emerging economies and transition states can carry out a research project in cooperation with an academic host of their choice in Germany.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Junior researchers in all disciplines from developing countries, emerging economies and transition states can carry out a research project in cooperation with an academic host of their choice in Germany.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

These grants support international collaboration by enabling eligible German and international researchers and academics to plan partner visits, trips abroad and/or joint workshops with their partners.

Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

Green Talents

The winners of this competition are invited on a journey to leading German institutions of environmental and sustainability research. Furthermore, Green Talents awardees can complete a research stay at an institution of their choice.

Green Talents

Heisenberg Programme

Excellent researchers can prepare for a leading position in science and research and spend time working on an advanced research topic.

Heisenberg Programme
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