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					Research In Germany
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Application   Funding   Insurance   Programs   Germany
 Process                and Taxes
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Application   Funding   Insurance   Programs   Germany
 Process                and Taxes
Frequently Asked Questions
      Application Process

   Can I apply before finishing my doctorate?
          Yes (if you will finish in 6 months before the start of your grant)
    AvH
    DFG    Yes (if you will finish before the start of your grant)

    DAAD Yes
   Can I apply after rejection?

    AvH    DFG DAAD Yes, but only DFG provides comments from reviewers on why it was rejected
   How long until you find out if your application has been accepted?
                                  Up to six months
    AvH    DFG DAAD
   Do you have deadlines?
    AvH Yes (rolling deadlines 3 times annually)
    DFG Only for DFG/NIH Research Career Transition Awards Program (31.03. and 30.09.)
    DAAD Yes (deadlines vary by program)


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Application   Funding   Insurance   Programs   Germany
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      Funding

   Whom do you fund?
    AvH PhD and up (exception German Chancellor Fellowship)
    DFG PhD and up (exception Research Training Groups indirectly)
    DAAD Undergraduates and up

   What nationalities and disciplines do you fund?
    AvH    DFG DAAD All nationalities, all disciplines

   How much money will I receive?
    AvH    DFG DAAD It depends on the program or depends on project needs

   Does the money received depend on one's family situation?
    AvH Yes, it is based on number of dependents
    DFG Yes, for fellowships and is also based on number of dependents
    DAAD Yes
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Application   Funding   Insurance   Programs   Germany
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      Insurance and Taxes


   Does this affect my taxes?
    AvH     DFG   DAAD Stipends are not taxed by Germany, consult own country laws

   What about insurance?
    AvH    Provides stipends for health insurance (allowance)
    DFG    Does not provide health insurance for fellows
    DFG    Emmy Noether,Heisenberg Professorship and Temporary Positions
           for PIs: PIs are employed by the university and are fully insured
    DAAD   Yes, covers health insurance
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Application   Funding   Insurance   Programs   Germany
 Process                and Taxes
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      Programs

   Is there a program for a team of researchers?
    AvH Sofja Kovalevskaja (application for junior research group)
    DFG Emmy Noether-Program (application for junior research group)

   Do you have programs for bilateral co-operation?
    AvH TransCoop Grant (for scholars in social sciences and humanities)
    DFG Initiation and Enhancement of Bilateral Cooperation
   How does one find a host institution?
    AvH EURAXESS Portal &        DFG Research Explorer: Searches research institutions in Germany

   Can one extend one's fellowship?
    AvH    DFG    DAAD Yes, but with restrictions

   Are there specific programs for women?
    AvH    DFG    DAAD No
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Application   Funding   Insurance   Programs   Germany
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     Frequently Asked Questions
          Germany


     Why Germany?
a.    US stimulus package only good for 2 years, what happens then? It does not offer money for all fields
      (i.e. Humanities)
b.    Germany offers international, highly-qualified scientists and researchers outstanding working conditions
      as well as funding opportunities.
c.    The current research system in Germany guarantees greater flexibility and more freedom in
      employment and salary.
d.    Germany offers innovation and leadership in science and technology, Germany leads in:
      Environmental Research, Nanotechnology, Information and Communications Technology,
      Biotechnology, Optical Technologies and Microsystems Engineering
e.    Germany No. 3 Nobel Prize (A total of 30 German researchers have received the Nobel Prize in
      Chemistry, 24 in Physics, 16 in Medicine/Physiology and 7 in Literature)
f.    One quarter of all European patents are based on developments made by German scientists (Germany
      is 1st in the field of nanotechnology)
Frequently Asked Questions
        Germany


   How do I establish a contact in Germany?
     AvH DFG DAAD DFG's GEPRIS can help one find contacts. Link can be found at www.dfg.de,
      information on project (abstracts) and full contact details of PI.

   Do I have to speak German?
      AvH DFG DAAD Not always, depends on the program. In general, the language in the research
    labs is English. Humanities and social sciences tend to require a good command of German.

   What is the present cost of living in Germany?
    -It varies by city
    -Cost of living defined:
                         “The cost of purchasing those goods and services which are included in an
                         accepted standard level of consumption” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
                         This might include: Housing, insurance, groceries, clothing, child expenses & more
                         Compare housing in 326 German cities at: Mietspiegel
Frequently Asked Questions
    Germany

· The ten most expensive cities worldwide                              · The ten most expensive cities in Europe

Rang März      Rang März               Index   März     Index März      Rang März    Rang März               Index   März     Index März
2009           2008         Stadt      2009             2008            2009         2008         Stadt      2009             2008
           1            2   Tokio               143,7            127             3            1   Moskau              115,4          142,4
           2           11   Osaka               119,2            110             4            8   Genf                109,2          115,8
           3            1   Moskau              115,4          142,4             6            9   Zürich              105,2          112,7
           4            8   Genf                109,2          115,8             7            7   Kopenhagen            105          117,2
           5            6   Hong Kong           108,7          117,6            11           10   Mailand              96,6          111,3
           6            9   Zürich              105,2          112,7            13           12   Paris                95,1          109,4
           7            7   Kopenhagen            105          117,2            14            4   Oslo                 94,2          118,3
           8           22   New York              100            100            16            3   London               92,7            125
           9           20   Peking               99,6          101,9            18           16   Rom                  91,2          103,9
          10           13   Singapur               98          109,1            19           21   Helsinki             90,5          101,1

                                                                       · German cities in the ranks
                                                                        Rang März Rang März                    Index März Index März
                                                                        2009        2008          Stadt        2009         2008
                                                                                 47        37     München              81,2       93,1
                                                                                 48        40     Frankfurt            80,9       92,5
                                                                                 49        38     Berlin               80,8         93
                                                                                 54        46     Düsseldorf           79,5       90,4
                                                                                 56        50     Hamburg              78,7       89,9
Cost of Living Survey 2009 - Deutschland                                       101         95     Leipzig              68,1       77,1
Target Groups of Research in Germany Programs:



·   Graduates
·   Postdocs
·   More Experienced Researchers
·   More Distinguished Researchers
·   Bilateral Cooperation
·   University Administration
Target Group: Graduates
    Shorter Term Programs


· DAAD Research Grants (10 months and short term grants)
    · Applicants: PhD Candidates with ABD status or individuals wishing to earn
       a doctoral degree in Germany and Postdocs (may apply within 2 years of
       completion of their PhD)
    · Open to all academic fields
· DAAD RISE Professional: Research Internships in Science and
  Engineering
    · Applicants: Recent college graduates, MA and PhD students eligible
    · Must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship
    · Fields: biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences and physics
· AvH German Chancellor Fellowship
    · Applicants: BA required; must have been received within the last twelve
       years
    · Application: must identify host and draft project proposal
    · Funding: 1 year (2,000-2,600 EUR)
    · For prospective leaders and young professionals of US citizenship
Target Group: Graduates
    Longer Term Program


· DFG Research Training Groups and International Research Training
  Groups
    · Applicants: PhD students wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany
    · Application: Apply directly to the preferred university
    · Funding: Towards earning a degree (typically 3 years)
Target Group: Postdocs
    Shorter Term Programs


· DAAD Research Grants (10 months/short term grants)
    · Applicants: Postdocs may apply within 2 years of completing their PhD
    · Open to all academic fields

· DAAD Rückkehr-Stipendium (6 months)
    · Applicants: Postdocs, Researchers
    · Open to all academic fields
Target Group: Postdocs
    Longer Term


· NIH/DFG Research Career Transition             · AvH Humboldt Research Fellowship
  Awards Program                                     · Applicants: Apply w/in 4 yrs. of PhD
     · Application: 1 application for 5-6 yrs.       · Funding: 6-24 month period in
     · 2-3 yrs. at/funded by NIH                        Germany; 2,250 EUR
     · 2-3 yrs. at German university DFG         · AvH Sofja Kovalevskaja Award
       funded                                        · Applicants: Apply w/in 6 yrs. of PhD
· DFG Temporary Positions for Principle              · Funding: Up to 1.65 mill. EUR up to
  Investigators                                         5 yrs.
     · Applicants: Usually junior researchers        · Funds allow awardees to conduct
       seeking experience                               independent research
     · Funding: Salary and project funded up     · DFG Emmy Noether-Program
       to 3 years, extension possible                · Applicants: May apply w/in 4 yrs. of
     · PI does not have to work under                   PhD, or within 6 yrs. of MD
       professor, is his/her own PI                  · Funding: for a jr. research group for
                                                        5 yrs., amount based on project
Target Group: More Experienced Researchers
    Short Term Programs


· DAAD Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit For Faculty
    · Former DAAD one-year schholarship holders who have been back in the US or
      Canada for at least three years can apply for funding to complete a research or work
      project at a university or a research institute in Germany.
    · Researchers or scholars who have been working in research or teaching full-time may
      apply at least 2 years after PhD completion
    · Short term funding (1-3 months)

· DAAD Re-Invitation Program
    · Researchers or scholars who have been working in research or teaching full-time may
      apply at least 2 years after PhD completion
    · Short term funding (1-3 months)

· AvH   Humboldt Research Fellowship
    ·    Funding for researchers within 12 years PhD
    ·    Funding for 6-18 months in Germany; 2,450 EUR
    ·    Possibility to divide into maximum 3 visits of at least 3 months each
Target Group: More Experienced Researchers
    Long Term Programs


· DFG   Heisenberg Fellowship
    ·   Outstanding researchers who qualify for a professorship
    ·   Funding for 5 years
    ·   Can transfer to Heisenberg Professorship after 3 years
· DFG   Heisenberg Professorship
    ·   Outstanding researchers who qualify for a professorship
    ·   Funding for 5 years
    ·   Tenure-track since university takes over after DFG funding expires
Target Group: More Distinguished Researchers
    Shorter Term Programs


· DAAD Visiting Professorship Program         · DFG Mercator Visiting Professorship
    · Highly qualified scholars in all            ·   Highly qualified researchers
       academic disciplines                       ·   Collaborative project with German host
                                                      plus teaching duties
    · Have to have an invitation from
                                                  ·   Funding for 3-12 months
       German host institution
                                                  ·   Application through German host
    · Terminal degree preferable                      university
    · Teach courses integrated into the
       regular curriculum of the school for
       1 semester to 2 years
    · German not necessary
· AvH Humboldt Research Award
    · For foreign researchers in leading
       positions
    · Highly competitive; by nomination
       only
    · Up to 60,000 EUR for up to one year
       in Germany
    · No age restrictions
Target Group: More Distinguished Researchers
    Longer Term Program

· AvH Humboldt Professorship
    · 10 awarded each year; by
       nomination only
    · For academics of international
       repute
    · Up to 5 mill. EUR for five years
    · Open to all nationalities
Compendium
   Target Group: Bilateral Cooperation


· AvH TransCoop
    · Funding over 3 years for Canadian and American scholars in the
      Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Law
    · Finances short term research visits of up to 3 months
    · PhD required, no age restrictions
    · Collaborative research with German partner
    · Up to 55,000 EUR over 3 years; requires matching funds by US or
      Canadian institution
· DFG Initiation and Enhancement of Bilateral Cooperation
    · Preparation and support of bilateral research projects
    · Funding for research/preparatory stay of up to 3 months and/or bilateral
      event
    · Application through German host university
Compendium
   Similarities and Differences


· Similarities                                              · Differences
· application process: takes up to 6 months   ·   deadlines
· who we fund: all nationalities and all      ·   level of education needed for funding
  disciplines
· money offered to applicants: depends on
                                              ·   insurance
  program and project needs                   ·   tracking alumni
· similar programs for junior researchers:
·                   AvH- Sofja Kovalevskaja
·                   DFG- Emmy Noether
           German Funding Programmes
for Science and Research

                   Opportunities for International Students, Graduates,
                   PostDocs and Scientists offered by the

             AvH   Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
           DAAD    German Academic Exchange Service
             DFG   German Research Foundation
             FhG   Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
            MPG    Max Planck Society
             HGF   Helmholtz Association
            WGL    Leibniz Association
            IB     International Bureau of the BMBF




                   Please contact the respective organisation for further detailed information on individual programs.
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                  Students   Graduates/Doctoral Students   PostDocs   Senior Scientists   Projects


            Study Visits / Study Seminars and Practicals
            (DAAD)
For       · Groups of 10 to 15 students of all disciplines from the 3rd semester
            under the guidance of a university teacher


Goal      · To maintain contacts between foreign and German universities and
            provide an insight into economic, political and cultural life in Germany


Support   · Programme planning, full or part cost board and lodging (depending on
            country of origin)


Term      · Study visits: 7 to 12 days
            Study-integrated practical training: 7 to 12 days


More      · www.funding-guide.de
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            DAAD University Summer Courses & Intensive
            Language Course Grants
For       · University summer courses: Students as from the 3rd academic year
            (all disciplines)

          · Intensive language course grants: Students as from the 3rd academic
            year, graduates and doctoral students working in higher education
            (all disciplines except German studies, German as a foreign language
            and similar fields)

Goal      · Language and area studies / attendance of German language courses at
            a language institute in Germany

Support   · Part-cost grants, if applicable, a flat-rate travel allowance

Term      · University summer courses: at least 18 days
          · Intensive language course grants: 2 months (between June and Jan.)

More      · www.summerschools-in-germany.de
          · www.funding-guide.de
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            DAAD Study Scholarships

For       · Graduates of all disciplines
          · Students: please check, if available for your country


Goal      · To gain an academic degree (Master/Diplom) within the scope of a
            graduate or Master’s programme


Support   · 750 €/month plus subsidiary allowances


Term      · 10 to 24 months


More      · www.funding-guide.de
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            Internships in the IAESTE programme

For       · Foreign bachelor and master students reading natural sciences and
            engineering as well as agricultural and forestry sciences


Goal      · Internships in companies, research institutes and higher education
            institutions


Support   · 650 €/month


Term      · In general 2 to 3 months


More      · From the respective IAESTE National Committee
          · www.iaeste.org
          · www.funding-guide.de
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            Programme des projektbezogenen Personenaustauschs
            (DAAD Funding for Joint Research Collaborations)

For       · Academics, scientists, graduates, doctoral students, diploma students
            from Germany and a respective partner country with which an
            appropriate agreement has been signed


Goal      · To intensify scientific cooperation within the scope of a concrete, joint
            research project


Support   · Travel and subsistence allowances paid by the respective sending side
            (DAAD funding for German partner only)


Term      · Up to 3 years for the whole project


More      · www.daad.de/ppp (information in German only)
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            International Helmholtz Research Schools and
            Graduate Schools
For       · Doctoral students from Germany and abroad

Goal      · To deliver interdisciplinary postgraduate training for all doctoral students
            that extends beyond their doctoral field and enables them to acquire vital
            key competencies for careers in research or industry; in cooperation with
            Universities; teaching language is English

Support   · Fellowships or working contracts; amount depending on qualification
            level and family status

Term      · 3 years as a rule with a possible extension
            Applications may be submitted directly to the Helmholtz Research
            Schools or Graduate Schools

More      · www.helmholtz.de/phd
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            Individual Dissertation at Helmholtz Centres

For       · Doctoral students from Germany and abroad

Goal      · Enables students to obtain a PhD through interdisciplinary postgraduate
            training and research work

Support   · Fellowships or working contracts; amount depending on qualification
            level and family status


Term      · 3 years as a rule with a possible extension


More      · Submit applications may to the Helmholtz researcher/supervisor:
            www.helmholtz.de/jobs
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            International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS)


For       · Outstanding graduate students from all over the world

Goal      · To prepare outstanding doctoral students from Germany and abroad for
            a doctoral degree in cooperation with foreign and domestic universities at
            selected locations with excellent research and learning conditions;
            teaching language is English

Support   · Depending on qualification level and family status: from around 1,000 to
            1,622 €/month (by grant or working contract)

Term      · 3 years with the possibility of a one year extension
            Applications may be submitted directly to one of the 49 International Max
            Planck Research Schools

More      · www.imprs.mpg.de
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            Leibniz Graduate Schools (WGL)


For       · Outstanding doctoral students from Germany and abroad


Goal      · Offers training to outstanding doctoral students in an excellent research
            environment (broad scientific area, institution with international
            reputation, enables doctoral students to become active members of their
            academic and social communities)

Support   · Scholarship or work contracts; funding for consumables and travel
            allowances

Term      · Scholarship for a maximum of 3 years



More      · Submit applications directly to the coordinator of the Research Training
            Group
          · www.leibniz-association.eu
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            Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes


For       · Highly qualified doctoral students


Goal      · To enable highly qualified doctoral students to carry out a doctoral
            project within the scope of research work conducted at a Max Planck
            Institute


Support   · Depending on qualification level and family status: from around
            1,000 to 1,622 €/month (by grant or working contract)

Term      · 3 years with the possibility of a one year extension
            Applications may be submitted directly to a Max Planck Institute at any
            time


More      · www.maxplanck.de
          · www.mpg.de/english/institutesProjectsFacilities
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            Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes
            (FhG)

For       · Highly qualified doctoral students from Germany and abroad


Goal      · To enable dedicated doctoral students to work on exciting projects in the
            newest areas of technology with state-of-the-art equipment



Support   · Funding based on the German public service pay scale; includes
            attractive benefits and flexible, family-friendly working conditions

Term      · Generally 3 years with option to renew



More      · Submit applications to the Fraunhofer Institut of your choice. For an
            overview of all vacancies, visit: www.jobs.fraunhofer.de/EN
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            IPSWaT – International Postgraduate Studies in Water
            Technologies (IB)

For       · Highly qualified students and young scientists who specialize in the water
            sector. Candidates should work on a subject that is related to their home
            country or region and follow an integrated, methodical approach.
            Proposals related to integrated, sustainable water management and
            innovative water technologies are particularly welcome


 Goal     · Provides students with an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree or
            PhD at a German university



Support   · 750 euros per month (master’s degree) or 1,000 euros per month (phD)
            plus additional allowances
Term      · 24 months (master’s degree); 36 months (PhD)

More      · www.ipswat.de
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            Research Training Groups (DFG)

For       · Doctoral students and also postdocs

Goal      · To support young researchers in their pursuit of a doctorate within a
            coordinated research programme and to promote the early scientific
            independence of doctoral candidates
          · To recruit outstanding international doctoral students
          · Programme variant: International Research Training Groups (joint
            research training programme with partner institution abroad)

Support   · Scholarships, funding for consumables and travel allowances
          · Applications to be submitted directly to the coordinator of the Research
            Training Group

Term      · Two 4-year cycles (max. 9 years) for Research Training Group
          · Generally 3 years for doctoral positions
More
          · www.dfg.de/gk/en
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            Graduate Schools (DFG)

For       · Outstanding doctoral students and postdoctoral students

Goal      · Training outstanding doctoral students within an excellent research
            environment (broad scientific area, international visibility of the
            institution, opportunity for the doctoral and postdoctoral student to be
            active members of their academic and social communities)

Support   · Scholarships, funding for consumables and travel allowances
          · Applications to be submitted directly to the coordinator of the Research
            Training Group
Term
          · 5 years for Cluster of Excellence
          · Generally 3 years for doctoral positions

More      · www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/coordinated_programmes/
            excellence_initiative/graduate_schools
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            Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics,
            Energy and Transportation Research (DLR-DAAD)
For       · Doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists

Goal      · Offers scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct special
            research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany. The fellowships are
            defined and awarded on an individual basis. Each fellowship
            announcement indicates the specific qualification requirements and terms
            of the visit.

Support   · Doctoral students: 1, 000 euros per month with possible additional flat-
            rate allowance, health insurance, family allowances
          · Postdoctoral students: 1, 840 euros per month
          · Senior scientists: 2, 240 euros per month

Term      · 36 montsh for doctoral students; 6 to 24 months for postdoctoral
            researchers; 1 to 3 months for senior scientists

More      · www.dlr.de/en
          · www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/ausschreibungen
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            Re-integration of German Scientists from Abroad
            (DAAD)
For       · Doctoral students about to finish their PhD, postdocs and senior scientist
            who are no longer integrated in the German academic systems and
            would like to return to Germany after having spent at least one year
            abroad

Goal      · Travel grants for job interviews and conferences in Germany as well as
            scholarships to conduct research in Germany with the goal of re-
            integrating into the German scientific community are available

Support   · Travel grants vary and are based on flat rates determined by the DAAD
            with an additional daily allowance of 60 euros; doctoral students’
            scholarship is 925 euros per month; postdocs and senior scientists’
            stipend are between 1, 365 and 1, 519 euros per month

 Term     · 1 week for travel grants
          · 1 to 6 months for scholarships

More      · www.funding-guide.de
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            DAAD Research Grants

For       · Doctoral students and young academics/scientists from all disciplines


Goal      · Research project within the scope of the doctorate; research studies


Support   · 750 to 1,000 €/month (depending on qualification level) and subsidiary
            allowances


Term      · 1 to 10 months if doctorate is gained in home country; up to 3 years for
            a full doctoral programme in Germany


More      · www.funding-guide.de
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            Collaborative Research Centres (DFG)

For       · Doctoral students, postdocs and senior scientists

Goal      · To concentrate scientific research competence in particularly innovative
            fields and create internationally visible research priorities at universities,
            to promote interdisciplinary cooperation, to advance young researchers

Support   · Opportunities for international cooperation, job opportunities


Term      · For further information and applications the centres should be contacted
            directly; applications may be submitted at any time
          · Max. 12 years (with 4-year funding periods) for Collaborative Research
            Centers
          · 3 years for doctoral positions

More      · www.dfg.de/sfb/en
          · www.dfg.de/fzt/en
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            Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral
            Training
For       · Outstanding postdocs from Germany and abroad who have been working
            in science and research for at least 2 years or hold a comparable
            qualification

Goal      · To gain additional knowledge and capabilities at a Max Planck Institute
            within the scope of the existing professional qualification

Support   · Depending on qualification level or age and marital status:
              · 2,100 to 3,260 €/month for foreign postdocs
              · 1,443 to 1,826 €/month for domestic postdocs

Term      · 2 years with the possibility of a one year extension
          · Applications may be submitted directly to a Max Planck Institute at any
            time

More      · www.mpg.de/english/institutesProjectsFacilities
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            Emmy Noether Programme (DFG)

For       · Young researchers from all disciplines with postdoctoral experience of at
            least two and up to a maximum of four years (medical researchers: up to
            six years) and substantial international research experience

Goal      · To enable outstanding and highly qualified young researchers to become
            eligible for a university career
          · To recruit young, outstanding postdocs working abroad (back) to
            Germany

Support   · Funding for an Independent Junior Research Group including the position
            of head of research group according to BAT Ia/Ib for the applicant, and
            personnel and consumables

Term      · Funding for a five year period. An interim appraisal will be carried out
            after three years; funding for sixth year possible in exceptional cases

More      · www.dfg.de/en/research_careers/emmy_noether
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            DAAD Postdoctoral Programme

For       · Outstanding young researchers of all disciplines who hold a doctorate.
            The fellowship is granted for research stays outside Germany


Goal      · To carry out independent research projects at host institutions abroad


Support   · Research fellowship, travel allowance, family allowance, reintegration
            support


Term      · 3 months to 2 years


More      · www.auslands-stipendien.de
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            Head of a Max Planck Research Group at Max
            Planck Institutes
For       · Young, highly qualified scientists and researchers

Goal      · To qualify scientists for leading positions in the higher education and
            scientific research sectors through early independent work; selection
            follows an international job announcement; freedom in the research field

Support   · Personal budget to cover material and human resources
          · Funding for core equipment
          · Average 4,400 €/month (depending on qualification level and family
            status)

Term      · 5 year support term with a possible 2 x 2 years extension



More      · www.junior-research-groups.mpg.de
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            Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral
            Researchers (AvH)
For       · Highly qualified scholars and scientists from abroad who completed their
            doctorates less than four years ago

Goal      · To carry out a research stay at a scientific host institution in Germany;
            all countries, all disciplines

Support   · Research fellowship )2,250 Euros per month), allowance for research
            costs, language fellowship, travel expenses, family allowances
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship, integration into the
            worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation

Term      · 6 to 24 months, applications possible at any time

More      · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_aus/stp_p.htm
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            Georg Forster Research Fellowship for
            Postdoctoral Researchers (AvH)
For       · Highly qualified scholars and scientists from developing and threshold
            countries who completed their doctorates less than four years ago

Goal      · Research stay at a scientific host institution in Germany to carry out a
            project of development policy relevance (all disciplines)

Support   · Research fellowship (2,250 Euros per month), allowance for research
            costs, language fellowship, travel expenses, family allowances
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship, integration into the
            worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation

Term      · 6 to 24 months, applications possible at any time

More      · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_aus/gf_p.htm
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            Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (AvH)

For       · Highly qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who completed their
            doctorates less than six years ago

Goal      · To allow successful, young, cutting-edge researchers to establish their
            own work groups and spend five years working on the research of their
            choice at research institutions in Germany

Support   · 1.65 million EUR
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship programme, integration
            into the worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt
            Foundation

Term      · Applications possible at any time


More      · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/kova.htm
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            Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups

For       · Top researchers from domestic or international institutions with proven
            research experience abroad, 2 – 6 years after doctorate who would like
            to participate in a Helmholtz programme

Goal      · To provide the best foreign and domestic junior researchers with
            excellent working conditions, to grant independence early on with secure
            career prospects

Support   · not less than 250,000 Euro p. a.:
              · group leader position
              · graduate students or technical staff (3 on average)
              · funds for laboratory set-up

Term      · The term of the research groups is 5 years with an evaluation after 3 – 4
            years

More      · www.helmholtz.de/en/research/promoting_research/promoting_young_a
            cademics/helmholtz_young_investigators_groups/
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            Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for
            Postdoctoral Researchers (AvH)
For       · Highly qualified scholars and scientists who completed their doctorates
            less than four years ago

Goal      · To carry out a research stay at the scientific host institution abroad of a
            guest researcher who was supported by the Humboldt Foundation in
            earlier years; all countries, all disciplines
Support
          · Research fellowship, return travel expenses, reintegration allowance,
            return fellowship
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship, integration into the
            worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation
Term
          · 6 to 24 months, applications possible at any time
More
          · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_deu/flf_p.htm
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          Research Fellowship (DFG)

For       · German researchers (or international researchers provided they have
            completed at least three years of scientific work as a doctoral or
            postdoctoral researcher in the German research system) of all disciplines
            who have completed their academic qualifications (doctorate). The
            fellowship is granted for research stays outside Germany

Goal      · To enable researchers at an early stage of their career to carry out a
            clearly defined research project at a place of their choice abroad or to
            acquaint themselves with new scientific research methods

Support   · Basic fellowship plus monthly lump sum payment to cover maintenance
            and travel costs, benefits for fellowship recipients with children

Term      · Generally up to 2 years

More      · www.dfg.de/en/research_fellowships/
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            Research Stays, Re-invitations (DAAD)

For       · Foreign university teachers, academics, scientists, former holders of
            DAAD one-year scholarships


Goal      · To carry out a research or study project at a German university or non-
            university research institute


Support   · From 1,840 to 1,990 € /month (depending on academic status),
            if applicable: travel allowance


Term      · 1 to 3 months


More      · www.funding-guide.de
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            Preparatory Measures for International
            Cooperation (IB)
For       · German institutions of higher education, non-university research
            institutes and small and medium-sized enterprises, R&D clusters and
            networks usually in partnership with foreign institutions

Goal      · To lay the groundwork for transnational collaborative research projects
            or institutional partnerships, including feasibility studies and pilot studies

Support   · Grants cover accommodation costs for foreign experts visiting Germany,
            travel expenses for German experts visiting partners abroad, costs of
            scientific workshops, smaller investments and consumables for feasibility
            studies and pilot investigation and personnel. In many cases, foreign
            funding organizations provide matching funding within the framework of
            intergovernmental agreements

Term      · Between 6 months and 3 years (specified in the call for proposals)

More      · www.internationales-buero.de
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            Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral
            Cooporation (DFG)
For       · Scientists and academics in the German scientific community who hold a
            doctorate

Goal      · Facilitates international cooperation by allowing eligible German and
            foreign scientists and academics to plan a partner visit and/or joint
            workshop with their partners. It supports the early stages of planning,
            developing and coordinating join research collaboration between
            international partners. Funding can be provided for visits to Germany
            and/or to the partner institute abroad for periods of up to 3 months and
            joint workshops either in Germany or in the partner country

Support   · Funding covers travel expenses, maintenance expenses, event costs
          · Cost categories may be co-financed by a foreign partner organization if
            an appropriate agreement exist

Term      · Max. 3 months for research visit; all activities, such as joint workshops,
            must take place within 12 months
More      · www.dfg.de/en/bilateral_cooperation/
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            »Fraunhofer Attract« - Head of Research Group
            at Fraunhofer Institute
For       · Young, highly qualified scientists and researchers with affinity to applied
            research

Goal      · Development of a promising idea towards industrial application
          · Qualification of scientists for leading positions at Fraunhofer, in industry
            or as entrepreneurs

Support   · 500,000 € p.a. for 5 years (total of 2.5 Mio. €) for scientific staff and
            equipment
          · Individual advanced training

Term      · 5 years, establishment of independent group within Fraunhofer Institute
            during support; intended self-sustaining group within Fraunhofer
            Institute after support; yearly call for proposals

More      · www.fraunhofer.de/fhg/EN/jobs/Fraunhofer_Attract
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            Temporary Position for Principal Investigators
            (DFG)
For       · Researchers who have completed their academic training
            (a doctorate as a rule)


Goal      · Opportunity to carry out a research project independently, i.e. receive
            funding for a temporary position as principal investigator


Support   · Generally based on the BAT IIa / BAT-O IIa or TVÖD or TV-L salary scale


Term      · Following the initial two year funding period, a one year extension may
            be granted if required by the project


More      · www.dfg.de/en/research_careers/promoting_young_researchers/
            own_position
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            Bilateral Exchange of Academics and Scientists
            (DAAD)
For       · Academics and scientists from universities or research institutes working
            in all subject areas in Germany or in partner countries with which an
            appropriate agreement has been signed


Goal      · Support is available for a research or study stay within the scope of the
            bilateral exchange of academics and scientists


Support   · For foreign academics: the sending side pays the international travel
            costs, DAAD pays the subsistence costs; for German academics: DAAD
            pays a travel allowance, the receiving side pays the subsistence costs


Term      · 2 weeks to 3 months


More      · www.auslands-stipendien.de (german only)
          · www.funding-guide.de
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            Fraunhofer Fellowship Programme PROF.x²

For       · Applicable for hosting senior researchers from the US, China or Japan at
            Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany, or for delegating senior Fraunhofer
            researchers to American or Asian research institutes.


Goal      · Encourage mutually beneficial cooperation


Support   · Up to 5 eligible fellowships p.a., salaries can be up to 4,300 € (depending
            on qualification and marital status) plus subsidiary allowance


Term      · 6 months up to one year, if the cooperation fits broader strategic goals


More      · www.fraunhofer.de/fhg/jobs/fellowships/Research_fellowship_
            programs.jsp
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            Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced
            Researchers (AvH)
For       · Highly qualified scholars and scientists from abroad who completed their
            doctorates less than twelve years ago

Goal      · To carry out a research stay at a scientific host institution in Germany;
            all countries, all disciplines

Support   · Research fellowship (2,450 Euros per month), allowance for research
            costs, language fellowship, travel expenses, family allowances
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship, integration into the
            worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation

Term      · 6 to 18 months, may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks;
            applications possible at any time

More      · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_aus/stp_e.htm
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            Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for
            Experienced Researchers (AvH)
For       · Highly qualified scholars and scientists who completed their doctorates
            less than twelve years ago

Goal      · To carry out a research stay at the scientific host institution abroad of a
            guest researcher who was supported by the Humboldt Foundation in
            earlier years; all countries, all disciplines

Support   · Research fellowship, return travel expenses, reintegration allowance,
            return fellowship
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship, integration into the
            worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation

Term      · 6 to 18 months, may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks;
            applications possible at any time

More      · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_deu/flf_e.htm
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            Georg Forster Research Fellowship for
            Experienced Researchers (AvH)
For       · Highly qualified scholars and scientists from developing and threshold
            countries who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago

Goal      · Research stay at a scientific host institution in Germany to carry out a
            project of development policy relevance (all disciplines)

Support   · Research fellowship (2,450 Euros per month), allowance for research
            costs, language fellowship, travel expenses, family allowances
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive follow-up contact programme, integration into
            the worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation

Term      · 6 to 18 months, may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks;
            applications possible at any time

More      · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_aus/gf_e.htm
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            Foreign Visiting Scientists at Max Planck
            Institutes (MPG)
For       · Excellently qualified foreign scientists


Goal      · To enable independent research at a Max Planck Institute;
            to promote networking; to strengthen cooperation with international
            partners

Support   · Grant, travel allowance


Term      · Visits can start at any time
          · Contact the potential host Max Planck Institute directly


More      · www.mpg.de/english/institutesProjectsFacilities
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            Foreign Visiting Scientists at Leibniz-Institutes
            (WGL)
For       · Excellent foreign scientists


Goal      · Possibility to follow or complete research in the scientific context of a
            Leibniz-Institute; to promote networking; to strengthen cooperation with
            international partners for the Leibniz-Institutes


Support   · Monthly salary or fee, according to the individual possibilities of the host
            institute


Term      · Visits can start at any time
          · Contact the potential host Leibniz-Institute directly


More      · www.leibniz-association.eu
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            Mercator Visiting Professorships (DFG)

For       · Highly qualified researchers from abroad
          · The visit should focus on joint cooperative projects by the guest and host

Goal      · To strengthen research and research-oriented teaching at German
            universities

Support   · The DFG pays a monthly salary and subsidiary allowances
          · Travel allowances for the visiting professor to visit other research
            institutes in Germany

Term      · 3 to 12 months; applications can be submitted by the German host
            university at any time, must be submitted or endorsed by the Rector or
            President of the University

More      · www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/scientific_contacts/mercator
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            Fraunhofer Bessel Research Award (FhG)

For       · Internationally recognised, outstanding scientists from all countries
            outside of Europe, up to 12 years after receiving the doctoral degree,
            working in research areas which match the research fields of the hosting
            Fraunhofer Institute

Goal      · Award winners will be invited to spend 6 to 12 months in Germany,
            working closely with a partner at one of the Fraunhofer Institutes.
          · Award winners will become part of a network of academics worldwide,
            maintained by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Support   · Up to three Fraunhofer Bessel Research Awards p.a., valued at 45,000 €


More      · www.fraunhofer.de/fhg/jobs/fellowships/
            Research_fellowship_programs.jsp
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            Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award (AvH)

For       · Highly qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who completed their
            doctorates less than six years ago

Goal      · To internationally renowned scientists and scholars from abroad in
            recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and
            their exceptional promise for the future

Support   · Award money 45,000 EUR, invitation for a research visit to Germany
          · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship programme, integration
            into the worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt
            Foundation

Term      · Nomination possible at any time by established academics in Germany
          · 6- to 12-month research stay in Germany

More
          · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/bessel.htm
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          Humboldt Research Award (AvH)

For    · Outstanding, internationally recognised cutting-edge researchers


Goal
       · To honour internationally renowned scientists and scholars from abroad;
         these awards are based primarily on the scientist’s/scholar’s entire
         academic record


        · Award money 60,000 EUR, invitation for a research visit to Germany
Support · AvH hallmarks: extensive alumni sponsorship programme, integration
          into the worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt
          Foundation

       · Nomination possible at any time by established academics in Germany
       · 6- to 12-month stay in Germany
Term


       · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/pt.htm
More
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            Heisenberg Programme (Fellowship &
            Professorship) (DFG)
For       · Outstanding researchers who qualify for a professorship by holding a
            habilitation or equivalent

Goal      · Provide the opportunity of preparation for a full position in science and
            research (fellowship), in the Heisenberg programme with the opportunity
            of a full appointment by the host university

Support   · Fellowship: Basic fellowship plus monthly lump sum payment to cover
            maintenance and travel costs
          · Professorship: W2 salary level (only possible to Germany)

Term      · 5 years max.

More      · www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/promoting_young_researchers/
            heisenberg
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            Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (AvH)

For       · Academics in all disciplines from abroad who are internationally
            recognized as leaders in their field

Goal      · Enables award winners to carry out long-term and goundbreaking
            research in Germany. Applicants should be sumbitted by German
            university. Non-university research institutions may also submit joint
            nominations with a German university. Three selections per year.
Support
          · 5 million Euros for academics in experimental disciplines, 3.5 million
            Euros for researchers in theoretical disciplines


Term      · Initial scholarship: 5 years

          · www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/bessel.htm
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            Preparatory Trips, Cooperation Visits, Bilateral
            Symposia (DFG)
For       · Researchers preparing for or carrying out research projects with
            colleagues abroad

Goal      · To prepare for and support bilateral research projects

Support   · International travel costs paid by DFG for researchers from Germany
            going abroad or by partner institution/funding organisation for
            international researchers coming to Germany, subsistence costs paid by
            DFG for research stay in Germany and by partner organisation/institution
            for research stay abroad (matching funds)

Term      · Preparatory trips up to 3 weeks, cooperation visits up to 3 months

More      · www.dfg.de/en/international/international_cooperation/cooperation_
            projects
Thank you
for your attention!

Further contacts and background
information can be found online at:

www.research-in-germany.de
www.daad.org
www.avh.de
www.dfg.de

				
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