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Supplementary Grants and Training

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In addition to research grants and awards, scholarships, and funding for travel costs, many institutions offer allowances, training and other financial opportunities for postdoctoral researchers. A few options are listed below; for a comprehensive overview, please consult the German version of this webpage. For programs on which information in English is not provided, international researchers may still be eligible to apply.

Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation: Exploration Grants
Discipline: Fundamental research in medicine, biology, chemistry
Career stage: Junior research group leaders
Support: €60,000-80,000 for direct costs

Daimler and Benz Foundation: Scholarship
Discipline: open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers and Junior professors
Support: up to €20,000per year for research assistants and equipment
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychosomatische Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe: Research grant
Discipline: Psychosomatic gynaecology
Career stage: Early career researchers 
Support: €3,000 for equipment
EMBO Young Investigators Discipline: Life sciences
Discipline: Life Sciences
Career stage: Junior research group leaders 
Support: Training

Fonds der Chemischen Industrie: Material Cost Allowances
Discipline: Chemistry
Career stage: Junior professors
Support: €10,000 for allowances

Discipline: Chemistry, physics, astronomy, biochemistry
Career stage: Junior research group leaders, junior professors, postdoctoral researchers
Support: funding of a research project for 3 years (€63,000 plus allowances)

Käthe and Josef Klinz Foundation
Discipline: Human adult stem cells 
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers on temporary posts
Support: €18,000 for equipment

North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
Discipline: open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers
Support: professional, financial and non-material support (€10,000 annual scholarship) 

Oskar Lapp Foundation
Discipline: Heart- and cardiovascular research
Career stage: Early career researchers 
Support: €20,000 for equipment

Career stage: Early career researchers 
Support: €3,000 for equipment and travel expenses
 
Robert Bosch Foundation: Fast Track 
Discipline: According to announcement 
Career stage: Two to four years of research experience after doctorate 
Support: Networking, training
 
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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