Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung:

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

Type of funding: Max. 1.65 Mio €; funding period of 5 years building up a working group

Requirements: 2 – 6 years of research experience after completion of PhD; mobility required

Deadline: July

 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Type of funding: Long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany; 2650 € / month

Requirements: Completion of PhD in the last 4 years; mobility required (from abroad)

Deadline: Any time

 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Type of funding: Long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany; 3150 € / month

Requirements: Completion of PhD < 12 years ago, several years of independent academic work; mobility required (from abroad)

Deadline: Any time

 

Georg Foster Research Fellowship

Type of funding: 2650 € / 3150 €

Requirements: Completion of PhD < 12 years ago; mobility required (from developing or transition countries)

 

DAAD:

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience

Type of funding: Funding of position provided for 18 months, (first 12 months spent abroad, remaining 6 months in Germany)

Requirements: PhD completed before start of the funding period; mobility required

Deadline: August

 

DFG:

DFG Research Fellowship

Type of funding: Basic fellowship (see award calculator) plus monthly lump sum payment to cover maintenance and travel costs; up to 2 years

Requirements: PhD completed; resident in Germany for several years, at least 3 years of scientific work as a researcher in the German research system and wish to continue to pursue research in Germany in the future; mobility required

Deadline: Any time

 

DFG Research Grants

Type of funding: Application for one or several modules (e.g. research project, replacements); duration of funding based on project needs (several years)

Requirements: Qualified researchers holding a PhD and working at German research institutions

Deadline: Any time

 

Emmy-Noether-Programme

Type of funding: Application for modules (e.g. own position as PI, project costs, workshops); funding period of 6 (3+3) years

Requirements: 2 - 4 years of (international)  research experience after completion of PhD

Deadline: Any time

 

EMBO:

EMBO Long term fellowship

Type of funding: Funding period of up to 2 years

Requirements: PhD obtained max. 2 years prior to the completed application; 1 first author publication accepted in or published in an intl. peer reviewed journal; mobility required

Deadline: Any time; 2 evaluation periods/year (spring/autumn)

 

European Commission:

Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions; European Fellowships

MSC individual fellowships

Type of funding: Funding period of 1-2 years

Requirements: PhD or equivalent; max. 1 year of work in the host organisation’s country in the 3 years prior to the call deadline; mobility required

Deadline: Usually September

 

ERC starting grant

Type of funding: 1.5 - max. 2 Mio € during funding period of up to 5 years

Requirements: 2 – 7 years research experience after completion of PhD

Mobility:

Deadline: October

 

ERC consolidator grant

Type of funding: 2 - max. 2.75 Mio € during funding period of up to 5 years

Requirements: 7 – 12 years research experience after completion of PhD

Deadline: February

 

FEBS:

FEBS Long-term Fellowship

Type of funding: 1 to max. 3 years duration

Requirements: Max. 3 years postdoc experience; member of FEBS Constituent Society; mobility required

Deadline: October 1st

 

Fonds der chemischen Industrie:

Liebig Fellowship

Type of funding: 3400 € / month

Requirements: Application max. 3 years after completion of PhD (in Chemistry or related field); Chemistry-oriented research work; mobility required

Deadline: Any time

 

Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung:

Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Type of funding: Research projects, stipends, conferences

Requirements: 1 - 2 years research experience after completion of PhD (for research stipends)

Deadline: Mid-February and Mid-September

 

Human Frontier Science Program Organization:

HFSP postdoc fellowship

Type of funding: Funding period of 3 years

Requirements: Completion of PhD < 3 years ago; proposed project in life sciences significantly different from previous work; at least 1 lead author research paper; mobility required

Deadline: August / September

 

José Carreras Laukämie-Stiftung:

José Carreras Research Fellowship

Type of funding: Max. 41400 € / year for cost of living plus 1250 € / year travel costs; funding period of max. 3 years

Requirements: Research associated with Leukemia; Age limit: max. 35 years

Deadline: March 31st

 

Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften:

Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship

Type of funding: Basic scholarship grant (according to the rates set by the DFG for postdocs), supplements (relating to civil status or location) and a monthly allowance of 250 € for costs and materials; funding period of 2 years

Requirements: PhD completed within the last 7 years;German, Austrian or Swiss Nationality; mobility expected (plus: return to Germany/Austria/Switzerland after funding period is over)

Deadline: Any time (scholarships awarded 4x/year)

 

Minerva-Stiftung:

Minerva Fellowship Programme

Type of funding: 425 € / week; flights are covered by a lump sum of up to 700 €; funding period of max. 2 years

Requirements: PhD completed within the last 7 years; mobility: Germany<>Israel

Deadline: January 15th, June 15th

 

Peter und Traudl Engelhorn-Stiftung:

PTES Postdoc Fellowships

Type of funding: Funding according to TVöD E13; funding period of 2 years

Requirements: Age limit: < 34 years

Deadline: July 15th

 

Society in Science Foundation:

Branco Weiss Fellowship

Type of funding: Personal grant of 100,000 CHF / year; funding period: 2+3 years

Requirements: PhD completed within the last 5 years; projects should follow new paths in an interdisciplinary setting; Age limit: max. 34 years

Deadline: January

 

Volkswagenstiftung:

Freigeist Fellowship

Type of funding: Own position (head of junior research group); up to 1 Mio €; funding period up to 5(+3) years

Requirements: PhD completed within the last 4 years; carry out research at the boundaries between established fields of research; linked to research institution in Germany; completed change of academic environment and research sojourn abroad

Deadline: October