Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

Your research has a strong link to (applied) data and information sciences and you would like to pursue a research project in Germany? The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant offers doctoral students and postdocs the opportunity to do a fully-funded short-term research stay at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers. The grant is offered by HIDA, the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • master's degree with at least 3 years of research experience or PhD/doctorate; doctoral students and postdocs of all nationalities are eligible to apply
  • project with a strong link to the (applied) data and information sciences
  • applications will be accepted from German or international research organisations, universities or the private sector

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • funding of short-term research stays with a duration of 1 to 3 months
  • depending on academic level, grant holders will receive approximately 2,800 euros per month to cover living costs
  • additional allowances for travel, family etc. might apply
  • access to state-of-the-art scientific infrastructures at Germany’s largest scientific organisation

When is the closing date for applications?

The upcoming application deadline is 15 October 2022. The following application deadline will be in mid-March 2023. (There are two application deadlines per year.)

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:

www.helmholtz-hida.de > Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

Your goal

Are you aiming for a PhD or postdoc position? Here you will find information on your research career in Germany.

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