Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

In brief

The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant offers doctoral students and postdocs with a strong link to (applied) data and information sciences a fully-funded short-term research stay at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers. The grant is offered by HIDA, the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy.

Who can apply


  • from (inter-)national research organisations and from industry
  • with a master's degree with at least 3 years of research experience or a PhD/doctorate
  • with a project with a strong link to the (applied) data and information sciences

Type and extent of funding

Research grant for short-term research stays; depending on academic level, grant holders will receive approximately 2,800 euros per month to cover living costs. Additional allowances for travel, family etc. might apply.


1 to 3 months.


Applicants must independently find a research group willing to host their stay and can then apply jointly with the corresponding Helmholtz center. There are two application deadlines each year: 15 March and 15 October.

Please note: There will be no application round in March 2024. The next application round will be in October 2024.

www.helmholtz-hida.de > Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

Jobs at the Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Research Centres cover a wide range of research fields and also operate large research infrastructures. Vacancies at all Helmholtz Research Centres – including positions for postdocs – are published on the Helmholtz Association's job vacancies page.

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