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You do not think it is possible to research for the sake of science and business at the same time? Well it is! Are you a researcher with lots of good ideas that you would like to put into practice? Then the Fraunhofer Attract funding programme is just the thing for you.
In line with its motto of “An idea becomes an innovation, if it comes to use”, Fraunhofer Attract offers outstanding researchers who are not currently employed at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft the opportunity to turn their creative ideas into practical applications at a Fraunhofer institute. Researchers can receive funding of up to 2.5 million euros for five years, allowing them to run a working group comprising three to five members. Researchers of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
Who can apply?
Requirements for applicants include the following:
- at least a PhD or comparable qualification, preferably with postdoc experience
- a high degree of scientific curiosity and application orientation
- leadership and management qualities
- entrepreneurial ambition
- not currently employed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
What form does funding take?
Candidates can apply for a maximum of 2.5 million euros in funding for a period of five years, allowing them to run a team of up to five members. Half of the funding is provided by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the other half by the Fraunhofer institute in question. It is not necessary to apply for the total funding amount. Applications can also specify a lower amount.
When is the closing date for applications?
Applications can be submitted until 8 March 2018. The next closing date for applications will then be 2 October 2018.
Terms and conditions of application
The terms and conditions of application can be found here:
www.fraunhofer.de > Research grant Fraunhofer Attract