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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Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups

The best junior researchers receive excellent working conditions in a research-oriented environment. Researchers are granted independence early on and can set up and lead their own research group under excellent conditions at a Helmholtz ...

Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

This fellowship allows young researchers to carry out their own research project in cooperation with an academic host of their choice at a research institute in Germany.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

International Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

International researchers can conduct independent research at a Max Planck Institute. The programme aims to strengthen cooperation and promote networking between Max Planck Institutes and their international partners.

International Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

Leibniz Junior Research Groups

Promising junior researchers are enabled to set up their own research group in the inspiring research environment of a Leibniz Institute.

Leibniz Junior Research Groups

Lise Meitner Excellence Programme

Female junior scientists with outstanding qualifications will be enabled to establish their own research group at one of the renowned Max Planck Institutes.

Lise Meitner Excellence Programme

Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellowships

Experienced researchers of any nationality can enhance their qualifications and diversify their competences by conducting a research project at a research institution in Germany.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellowships

Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training

Postdocs can gain additional knowledge and skills at a Max Planck Institute on the basis of their prior professional qualifications.

Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training

Max Planck Research Group Leader at a Max Planck Institute

Junior researchers can conduct independent research work at a Max Planck Institute by establishing their own Max Planck Research Group.

Max Planck Research Group Leader at a Max Planck Institute

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

The PRIME programme enables postdocs of all nationalities who see their long-term career in Germany to combine employment at a German university with a research stay abroad.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

This programme is aimed at former recipients of DAAD research or study scholarships or former GDR scholarship holders. Funding is provided for research and work projects at a state-run or state-recognised higher education institution or ...

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders
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