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Research Grants

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The application instructions for the individual programs can be found on the corresponding institutions' websites (links provided).

For further information regarding the application process, please contact us.

You will find inforamtion on funding for research grants especially for postcos 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.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Funding program Research disciplne
Amount
     
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung open depending on the project
 
   
VolkswagenStiftung -
Opus Magnum
open teaching substitute and subsidies
     
VolkswagenStiftung - Off The Beaten Track open depending on the project
     
Gerda Henkel Stiftung Historical Humanities depending on the project
     
Gerda Henkel Stiftung Special Program Islam depending on the project
     
Gerda Henkel Stiftung Special Program Security depending on the project
     
German Foundation for Peace Research Peace Research up to 100.000€
     
Hans Böckler Stiftung Social Sciences depending on the project
     
Foundation German-American Academic Relations Transatlantic Relationship 25.000 US$

  

Natural Sciences

Funding program Research disciplne
Amount
     
Volkswagen Stiftung Experiment! open (bold research ideas) 100,000€
     
Volkswagen Stiftung Life? - A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life 1.5 Mill. €
     
VolkswagenStiftung - Off The Beaten Track open depending on the project
     
VolkswagenStiftung Integration of molecular components
in functional macroskopic systems
depending on the project
     
Max-Buchner-Forschungsstiftung chemical engineering, process engineering, biotechnology and environmental protection 10.000€
     

 

Life Sciences

Funding program Research disciplne
Amount
     
Volkswagen Stiftung Experiment! open (bold research ideas) 100,000€
     
Volkswagen Stiftung Life? - A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life 1.5 Mill. €
     
VolkswagenStiftung - Off The Beaten Track open depending on the project
     
Landgard Stiftung domestic plant breeding and horticulture depending on the project
     
VolkswagenStiftung Integration of molecular components
in functional macroskopic systems
depending on the project
     
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Molecular causes in the development of illnesses depending on the project
     
Software AG Stiftung research in biodynamic growing, breeding, and agriculture,
anthroposophical medicine
depending on the project

 

 

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