February 2022

Funding is the predominant theme of this issue: on the one hand, Germany once again secured the highest number of grants in the latest award round of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants. On the other hand, we provide lots of funding opportunities for your research project in our current calls. What is more, we gave Research in Germany a fresh new look at the beginning of the year. Browse our redesigned website, benefit from customised information suiting your career goals, and find all you need to know about your research in Germany even more quickly now. Enjoy!

All new at www.research-in-germany.org

Recent activities

We have a new look! Check out our redesigned website, benefit from customised information suiting your career goals, and quickly find all you need to know about your research in Germany, from funding options for your stay to key institutions relating to your specialisation.

A Laptop and a smartphone showing the new research-in-germany website.

Video portrait: the German Alliance for Global Health Research

Spotlight Global Health

The German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) aims to strengthen global health research in Germany by connecting a community of qualified researchers, funding groundbreaking research projects and supporting the next generation of researchers. Learn all about GLOHRA in our interview with Nora Anton and Maeve Cook-Deegan.

The Limes – a hidden monument

Living in Germany

The former frontier of the Roman Empire in Germany extends for more than 550 kilometres. The “Limes”, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, is also a treasure trove for researchers. Registration for the 25th International LIMES Congress has just opened.

Building, which is the passage to the Limes.

ERC Starting Grants: 1st place for Germany

Stats & numbers

In the latest award round of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants, Germany once again secured more research money from the 619-million-euro funding pot than any other EU country. 72 laureates will carry out their projects at institutions in Germany, and will bring an average of 1.5 million euros in funding with them each.


Current calls

EnergInno Brazil: Call for Innovators

Until 28 February 2022, EnergInno Brazil is calling on researchers and entrepreneurs in Brazil to submit their innovative ideas in Green Hydrogen or Biogas. The winners will be invited to a one-week R&D Tour in Germany in November 2022. Apply now!

Call for Innovators showing the Energinno Brazil Logo

Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant offers doctoral students and postdocs with a strong link to (applied) data and information sciences a short-term research stay at the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The next application deadline is 15 March 2022.

ERC Consolidator and ERC Advanced Grants

Depending on the career stage, outstanding researchers can apply to the European Research Council (ERC) for a Consolidator Grant or for an Advanced Grant. Consolidator Grants close on 17 March 2022 and Advanced Grants close on 28 April 2022.

Doctoral scholarships from the Hector Fellow Academy

The Hector Fellow Academy supports innovative research projects of young scientists with a doctoral position in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering or psychology. Application deadline for the doctoral positions is 31 March 2022.

DAAD Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

Carry out a research stay and continue your education in Germany with a DAAD Research Grant for international doctoral candidates and young scientists and academics! The closing date for applications depends on your country of origin.

Logo of the German Academic Exchange Service: A blue circle wherein is written DAAD in white capital letters.


Upcoming events

"Research in Germany" at the MIT European Career Fair 2022

Meet our delegation of 25 German universities, research and funding institutions at the European Career Fair online on 17 February 2022 from 10:00 to 14:00 (EST)!


"Research in Germany" Info Session

Chat with representatives from German research and funding institutions at the "Research in Germany" Info Session! Learn more about your research opportunities in Germany in our virtual event on 18 February 2022 from 9:00 to 10:30 (EST).


Monthly research talk March: The EXIST programme for start-ups

Learn more about the EXIST funding programme for scientific start-ups! The EXIST programme supports start-ups with scholarships and coaching, among other things. Get your questions answered online on 1 March 2022, 14:00-14:30 (CET)!


"Research in Germany" at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) 2022

Visit "Research in Germany" online and in Chicago at this year’s March Meeting of the American Physical Society (14–18 March 2022) to find out more about research, funding and career options in Germany.