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As an application for a professorship is an extensive process, please contact us well in advance.

You can find information on Junior Professorships und Junior Research Groups in the Postdoc Financing Guide. 


In the following, we only list programs whose websites provide information in English. For a more comprehensive survey on German research funding institutions, please consult the German version of this site. International researchers may be eligible to apply  even if no information in English is provided.


  • Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation: Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
    Deadline: 15 April and 15 October
    Amount: 3.5 Mil € for researchers in theoretical disciplines
                    5 Mil € for researchers in experimental disciplines
    Note: researchers form abroad, no restrictions concerning topics
  • VolkswagenStiftung: Lichtenberg Professorships
    Deadline: 01 June (annually)
    Amount: 0.8 - 1.5 Mil €
    Note: no restrictions concerning topics
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