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Research Grants for Postdocs

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Postdocs are supported by different programs, depending on their career stage. They can particularly apply for jobs of their own (Eigene Stelle) or junior research groups. Here is an overview of the most important support programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 for funding even if no information in English is provided.

  

Open topics

 

 
 
Funding program
 
Research discipline
Career stage
Mobility
 
 
DFG:
open
completion of PhD
-

 
DFG:
open
2-4 years research
experience since
completion of PhD
-

 
DFG:
open
for researchers qualified
for professorship
-

 
EU: Marie Curie
open
doctoral degree or
4 full-time years
research experience
within Europe (for citizens of all countries)

 
EU: Marie Curie
open
doctoral degree or
4 full-time years
research experience
outside Europe (for EU citizens or non-EU citizens with at least 5 years residency in the EU)

 
open
2-7 years research
experience since
completion of PhD
-

 
open
7-12 years research
experience since
completion of PhD
-

 
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Sofja-Kovalevskaja-Award
open
2-6 years research
experience since
completion of PhD
(for medical doctors:
2-9 years)
from abroad

 
VolkswagenStiftung:
open
max. 5 years since
completion of PhD
-

 
VolkswagenStiftung:
open
4-7 years research
experience since
completion of PhD
-

  Society in Science Foundation: Branco Weiss Fellowship
open
max. 5 years since
completion of PhD,
no older than 33
free choice of research location

  AXA Research Fund: Post-Doctoral Fellowships
completion of PhD
In case you are interested, please contact the Funding Advisory Division!

 

 

Mathematics und Natural Sciences

 

 
 
Funding program
 
Research discipline
Career stage
Mobility
 
 
Robert Bosch Stiftung:
Sustainable Use of
Renewable Natural
Resources
max. 5 years since
completion of PhD
-

 
Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung: Perspectives Programme
Medicine, Biology, Chemistry
for independent young group leaders and endowed professorships
-

 

 

Medicine

 

 
 
Funding program
 
Research discipline
Career stage
Mobility
 
Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V.: Pilot Grants & Standard Grants
Medicine
up to 6 years after PhD -
 
 
Ernst Jung-Stiftung:
Medicine
up to 35 years
preferably from abroad

 
NCL-Stiftung:
Juvenile NCL
postdoctoral researchers
-

 
ESCIMD:
Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
up to 40 years (ESCIMD members)
-

 

 

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