Funding Programmes for Postdocs

Here you find a selection of funding programmes for international Postdocs & Junior Researchers by various funding organisations. For more funding opportunities please search our funding databases.

Selection of funding programmes (alphabetical order):

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Academies of Sciences and Humanities: Prizes

Several Academies honour young, usually postdoctoral researchers with prizes and medals. More Academies of Sciences and Humanities: Prizes

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. More Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

This fellowship allows young researchers to carry out their own research project in cooperation with an academic host of their choice at a research institute in Germany. More Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

Junior researchers from all disciplines can establish their own working groups and spend five years working on a high-profile, innovative research project of their choice at research institutions in Germany. More Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

The programme supports research and study visits up to three months within the framework of the bilateral exchange of scientists and scholars. More Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Outstanding doctoral students, scientists and researchers can complete a doctorate or conduct special research at an institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). More Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Outstanding, recently-qualified international junior researchers can conduct special research at one of the institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany. More Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

This programme is aimed at former recipients of DAAD research or study scholarships or former GDR scholarship holders. Funding is provided for research and work projects at a state-run or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute. More Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

International doctoral candidates and young scholars or researchers can realise a research or training project at a state or state-recognised German university or non-university research institution. More Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

International university teachers and researchers can conduct a short-term research stay at a state-run or state-recognised university or non-university research institute in Germany. More Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

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