Junior researchers & postdocs

Here you find a selection of funding programmes for international postdocs and junior researchers by various funding organisations. For more funding opportunities please search our funding databases.

Selection of funding programmes (alphabetical order):

Postdocs

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Bilateral Exchange of Academics

The programme supports research and study visits up to three months within the framework of the bilateral exchange of scientists and scholars.

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Outstanding doctoral students, scientists and researchers can complete a doctorate or conduct special research at an institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Emmy Noether Programme

Outstanding junior researchers can rapidly qualify for leading positions in science and research or for a university teaching career by heading an independent junior research group and assuming relevant teaching duties.

Emmy Noether Programme

ERC Starting Grants

International postdoctoral researchers with 2 to 7 years of research experience can strengthen their research independence by establishing their own research team.

ERC Starting Grants

ERC Synergy Grants

The ERC Synergy Grants target excellent emerging scientists at the start of their career as well as established researchers with outstanding scientific track records.

ERC Synergy Grants

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.

Fraunhofer Attract

Freigeist Fellowships

Freigeist Fellowships support outstanding junior researchers who would like to conduct exceptional, high-risk research between established fields of research.

Freigeist Fellowships

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Junior researchers in all disciplines from developing countries, emerging economies and transition states can carry out a research project in cooperation with an academic host of their choice in Germany.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

These grants support international collaboration by enabling eligible German and international researchers and academics to plan partner visits, trips abroad and/or joint workshops with their partners.

Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

Green Talents

The winners of this competition are invited on a journey to leading German institutions of environmental and sustainability research. Furthermore, Green Talents awardees can complete a research stay at an institution of their choice.

Green Talents
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