Funding programmes

Roughly 23,000 international visiting researchers received financial support from German funding organisations, agencies and research institutions in the 2020 pandemic year. A further 15,000 were employed at large non-university research organisations and more than 52,000 at German universities.

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You will find an overview of the funding opportunities for international researchers in Germany in our selection of funding programmes.

Our newsletter and our Facebook and Twitter channels also keep you informed about current funding for PhDs and other programmes to finance your postdoctoral research project in Germany.

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Funding your research in Germany

A selection of funding programmes for German and international academics run by the leading research funding institutions. Target group: international PhD students, postdocs and academics interested in a research stay in Germany.

Funding databases

Search for a wide range of funding programmes for international PhD students, postdocs and established researchers.

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