Senior researchers

Here you find a selection of funding programmes for international senior researchers and 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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Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

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

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

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

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

ERC Consolidator Grants

International senior researchers who completed their PhD thesis between 7 and 12 years ago can strengthen their research independence through the consolidation of their own research team.

ERC Consolidator 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

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 international 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

Funding of First-Time Appointments of Excellent Women Scientists

The programme supports the first-time permanent appointment of excellent women scientists to a professorship at a university in Germany.

Funding of First-Time Appointments of Excellent Women Scientists
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