Scholarships

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As a postdoctoral researcher, you may be eligible for scholarships from third-party institutions to help support your work. A few options are listed below; for a comprehensive overview, please consult the German version of this webpage. Some programs allow you to apply yourself, while others require that you be nominated by a fellow researcher. For programs on which information in English is not provided, international researchers may still be eligible to apply.

Open Topics

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Maximum four years since completion of doctorate 
Mobility: From abroad

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Humboldt Fellowships for Experienced Researchers
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: 4-12 years since completion of doctorate 
Mobility: From abroad

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Georg Forster Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers
Discipline: Open
Career stage: Maximum four years since completion of doctorate 
Mobility: From developmental and emerging countries

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Georg Forster Fellowships for Experienced Researchers
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: 4-12 years since completion of doctorate 
Mobility: From developmental and emerging countries

DAAD Return-Fellowship [website in German]
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: - 
Mobility: From abroad

Heinrich-Hertz-Stiftung: Bursaries [website in German] 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Final phase of doctorate 
Mobility: From abroad

Minerva-Stiftung: Fellowships
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers 
Mobility: From Israel

JSPS Tokyo: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-Term)
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Doctoral candidates and researchers 
Mobility: In Japan

JSPS Tokyo: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Long-Term) 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Doctoral researchers 

Volkswagen Foundation: Freigeist Fellowships
Discipline: Open
Career stage: Junior research group leaders
 

Medicine

Aumed Stiftung: Fellowship [website in German]
Discipline: Heart and circulatory research
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers

German Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Dr. Rusche Research Project [website in German]
Discipline: Thoracic surgery
Career stage: Young postdoctoral researchers

German Society of Urology: Ferdinand Eisenberger Research Fellowship [website in German]
Discipline: Urology
Career stage: Assistant doctors switching to research

German Foundation Dermatology: Research Fellowship[website in German]
Discipline: Dermatology
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers from Germany and abroad

Dr. Werner Jackstädt Foundation: Research Fellowship[website in German]
Discipline: Ophthalmology, nephrology, oncology
Career stage: Assistant doctors switching to research

José Carreras Leukemia Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship [website in German]
Discipline: Biology, chemistry, psycho(onco)logy
Career stage: Young researchers

Karl Enigk Foundation: Research Fellowship [website in German]
Discipline: Parasitology
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung: Medicine and Natural Sciences 
Discipline: Molecular causes in the development of illnesses 
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers with two to four years of experience, employed at a research institution

Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Campus France: Centre National d'Etudes Spaciales
Discipline: Engineering and Space Sciences
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers

Evonik-Stiftung: Scholarships 
Discipline: Materials science, process engineering, technical chemistry, macromolecular chemistry 
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers

Fonds der Chemischen Industrie: Liebig Fellowships 
Discipline: Chemistry
Career stage: Maximum three years since completion of doctorate

HFSP: Postdoctoral Fellowships (Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships) 
Discipline: Biology
Career stage: Maximum three years since completion of doctorate 
Mobility: From abroad

Joachim Herz Stiftung: Add-On Fellowships 
Discipline: Interdisciplinary projects in systems biology 
Career stage: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Foundation 
Discipline: Biotechnology, genetic engineering
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers unter 34 years of age

Professor Werner Schulze Foundation [website in German]
Discipline: Crop Science

Humanities and Social Sciences

Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung: Stipends 
Discipline: Humanities, social sciences, biomedicine
Career stage: One to two years since completion of doctorate

Gerda Henkel-Stiftung: Research Grants 
Discipline: History 
Career stage: After doctorate

Forum Transregional Studies and Irmgard Coninx Foundation  
Discipline: Art history
Career stage: After doctorate

Gertrud und Alexander Böhling Foundation: Habilitation Fellowship [website in german]
Discipline: Languages and cultures of christian orient
Career stage: One to two years since completion of doctorate

Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien
Discipline: Canada studies
Career stage: After doctorate

Fonte Stiftung: Habilitation projects [website in german]
Discipline: General literature, German Studies, English Studies, Romance Studies, Cultural and Media Studies

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