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Funding Opportunities

The diversity of funding opportunities for research in Germany is unique. In addition to large organizations, such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), researchers are supported by foundations, such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or the Volkswagen Foundation. Funding is also provided by universities and extramural research establishments. Source: Research in Germany

Basic information on funding organizations, funding databases, and funding programs is listed below.

In addition, under Resources, the German Center for Research and Innovation has organized funding programs into four different categories: Undergraduates, Graduates and Doctoral Students, Postdocs, and Faculty and Researchers.

For research and innovation funding, the GCRI recommends the Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service. For more information, click here.


Funding Organizations

Funding Organizations

Numerous German organizations support international scientists and researchers through prestigious scholarships, fellowships and research prizes.

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Funding Databases

Funding Databases

Germany has a wide range of funding options available for foreign scientists. Here you can find two integrated funding databases with information about programs offered by German funding organizations.

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Funding Programs

Funding Programs

Over 26,000 foreign researchers received financial support from German funding organizations and agencies in 2009 alone. A selection of funding programs for international students, graduates, doctoral students, postdocs, faculty, and other senior scientists, can be found here.

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