The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a research organisation that conducts applied research for both private and public enterprises as well as for the general benefit of the public. Fraunhofer supports internationally networked, application-oriented research and is the world’s leading applied research organisation.

At Fraunhofer, interdisciplinary research teams work together with partners from industry and government in order to transform novel ideas into innovative technologies, to coordinate and realise key research projects with a systematic relevance, and to strengthen the German and the European economy with a commitment to creating value that is based on human values.

International collaboration with outstanding research partners and companies from around the world brings Fraunhofer into direct contact with the key regions that drive scientific progress and economic development.

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Jobs at Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer offers researchers the opportunity to engage in independent, creative and, at the same time, targeted work. International researchers can develop their professional and personal skills that will enable them to take up positions of responsibility at Fraunhofer, at universities, in industry and within society. You will find current Fraunhofer offers on its Jobs and Career page.

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Funding programmes:

Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes

PhD students can complete a doctorate while working on exciting projects in cutting-edge areas of technology involving state-of-the-art equipment at a Fraunhofer institute.

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Fraunhofer Attract

International specialists in application-oriented research can set up a new research group at a Fraunhofer institute to develop their ideas into actual innovations.

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Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

Award winners are invited to work closely with a partner at one of the Fraunhofer institutes in Germany. They become part of a global network of researchers maintained by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.