Funding programmes

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Roughly 52,000 international researchers received financial support from German funding organisations, agencies and research institutions in 2015. Of that total, some 17,000 were employed with work contracts at large non-university research organisations.

You will find an overview of the support opportunities for international researchers in Germany in our selection of funding programmes. For more funding opportunities please search our funding databases.

In our Newsletter and on our Facebook and Twitter page we also keep you informed about current funding programmes to finance your PhD or research project in Germany.

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Funding your research in Germany (2018, 68 pages)

A selection of funding programmes for German and foreign academics run by the most important research funding institutions. Target group: international students, graduates, post-docs and academics interested in a research stay in Germany.

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