Senior Researchers

Here you find a selection of funding programmes for international Senior Researcher/Faculty by various funding organisations. For more funding opportunities please search our funding databases.

Selection of funding programmes (alphabetical order):

Senior-Researchers

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Academies of Science: Prizes for Senior Researchers

The academies award prizes for outstanding research work in the most varied subject areas.

Academies of Science: Prizes for Senior Researchers

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Award winners receive the opportunity to carry out long-term and groundbreaking research in Germany.

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Anneliese Maier Research Award

Internationally acclaimed scholars in the humanities and social sciences can collaborate on their own research projects with colleagues in Germany.

Anneliese Maier Research Award

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

ERC Advanced Grants

Senior researchers of any nationality can carry out research projects at the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines. Interdisciplinary projects are highly encouraged.

ERC Advanced 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

Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

Award winners from outside Europe are invited to work closely with a partner at one of the Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany for up to 12 months. They become part of a global network of researchers maintained by the Alexander von Humboldt ...

Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Outstanding researchers are invited to spend a period of 6 to 12 months cooperating on a research project with fellow experts at a research institute in Germany.

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Georg Forster Research Award

Award winners from developing and emerging countries are invited to cooperate on a long-term research project with fellow experts at a research institute in Germany. The award is open to researchers in all disciplines.

Georg Forster Research Award

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Senior 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 Experienced Researchers
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