Funding programmes

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More than 43,000 international visiting researchers received financial support from German funding organisations, agencies and research institutions in 2018. A further 13,000 were employed at large non-university research organisations and roughly 50,000 at German universities.

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

In our newsletter and on our Facebook and Twitter page we also keep you informed about current funding for PhDs and other programmes to finance your postdoctoral research project in Germany.

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Funding your research in Germany (2021/2022, 76 pages)

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