Grants and Fellowships

Funding Opportunities in the German-Speaking Countries

Funding Opportunities for Young Researchers (PhD-students, post-docs) in the German-Speaking Countries

Funding Opportunities
in the German-Speaking Countries

 

Max Planck Research Award 2011

Excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration - not least with the assistance of this award - are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award.

On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the humanities.

The Max Planck Research Award 2011 will be awarded in the area of engineering sciences in the field of Intelligent Systems.

The deadline for nominations is 20 October 2010.

Full details available on the Foundation’s site.

 

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 2011

Submit an application if you are a successful top-rank junior researcher from abroad, only completed your doctorate with distinction in the last six years, and have published work in prestigious international journals or publishing houses. The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award allows you to spend five years building up working groups and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany.

Scientists and scholars from all disciplines may apply directly to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Humboldt Foundation plans to grant up to eight Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards. The award is valued at 1.65 million EUR.

The next application round will start in 2011.

Full details available on the Foundation’s site.


Humboldt Research Award

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics.

Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The stay may be divided up into blocks.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually.

Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany. Direct applications are not accepted. The award is valued at 60,000 EUR.

Submission Date: All Year

Full details available on the Foundation’s site.

 

DFG's Trilateral Projects – 2010

In 1995 DFG started to extend cooperation with Israel on a trilateral basis including Palestinian scientists. In this scheme the principal investigator in Germany may also apply for and receive funds destined for his Israeli and Palestinian co-investigators.

The funding of trilateral projects involving scientists and researchers from Germany, Israel and Palestine aims to support peaceful development in the Middle East. In appropriate cases it is possible for a partner from another of Israel’s neighbouring countries to participate in a trilateral project, either instead of, or in addition to, the Palestinian partner.

New initiatives may be submitted in the form of a preliminary proposal.

Pre-proposals should be submitted in e-format to Ms. Alma Lessing at the Rashut no later than 15/09/2010.
Submission Date at Funding Agency: 01/10/2010
Details About Submission Date: There are two submission cycles every year for pre-proposal: 1 April and 1 October.

Funding Agency:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

DFG's Bilateral Projects – 2010

The DFG funds bilateral Israeli-German research projects since the 1960s. In this scheme the principal investigator in Germany applies for and receives funds destined for his Israeli co-investigators. The work of the DFG serves all branches of science and the humanities to reflect its role as the self-governing organization of German science and research.

The DFG is Germany`s national research foundation and geared at German scientists only. However: Israeli scientists may be added to a research proposal as "subcontractors."

Submission Date at the Authority for Research & Development: All Year
Submission Site: The Authority for Research & Development

Funding Agency:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

 

DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2011/2012 - Research stays for University Academics and Scientists

Full details available here.

 


Funding Opportunities for Young Researchers

(PhD-students, post-docs)

in the German-Speaking Countries

 

Ernst Mach Grant for students from non-European countries for studying a fulltime programme at an Austrian university of applied sciences

The ÖAD/ACM on behalf of and financed by the BMWF provide research fellowships for students from non-European countries for studying a fulltime program at an Austrian university of applied sciences, for a duration of 4-10 months.

These fellowships are intended to undergraduate students.

Areas of Study: Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Humanities and Theology.

Full details are available here.

 

Ernst Mach Fellowships in Austria

The OAD/ACM on behalf of and financed by the BMBF provide research fellowships in Austria for a duration of 1-9 months.

These Fellowships are intended to postgraduates and PhD holders.

Areas of Study: Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Humanities and Theology, Fine Arts.

Full details are available here.

 

Max Planck International Research Schools

Educating and training junior scientists is of primary importance for the future of science, research, and innovation in Germany. In 1999, the Max Planck Society together with the Association of Universities and Other Education Institutions in Germany launched an initiative to promote junior scientists called the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS). These Schools offer especially gifted students from Germany and abroad the possibility to prepare for their Ph.D. exam in a structured program providing excellent research conditions. The doctoral students obtain grants for up to three years.

The International Max Planck Research Schools - in cooperation between Max Planck Institutes and Universities - are centers of scientific excellence in innovative and interdisciplinary research areas such as molecular biology, the neurosciences, computer science, demography, law, plasma physics, and polymer research.

There is no deadline.

Full information is available on the
Foundation's site  .

 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany.

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

Full details available on the Foundation’s site.

 

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists

 

Full details available here.

 

Call for proposals for German-Israeli Minerva Schools 2012

Deadline: 4 February 2011

The Minerva Foundation is inviting proposals to hold a German-Israeli Minerva School in 2012. Minerva Schools may be held in all areas of research with a focus on young Israeli and German scientists (i.e. especially post doctoral- and doctoral students). Minerva Schools aim at enabling first contacts, scientific discourse, exchange of ideas and also interaction with select senior scientists. In this sense the funding provided is seed money to establish new collaborative efforts. The venue may be in either Germany or Israel. Minerva Schools are funded with up to EUR 25,500. The funding shall be spent to support all junior scientists (especially post doctoral- and doctoral students) involved and cover their travel, boarding, and lodging expenses. Senior scientists (lecturers) may also receive financial support, however no honoraria. Please send proposals in English only (by e-mail) and include the following points:

Please note that your proposal for a Minerva School should not involve similar/identical topics or the same group of people as previous ones (http://www.minerva.mpg.de/minerva_schools/list.html).

Because selection is competitive it is recommended to submit a detailed proposal (average: 4-6 pages).

The deadline for submitting applications is 4 February 2011. Please address your proposal to:
reichardt@gv.mpg.de
Minerva Stiftung, Ms. Sieglinde Reichardt
Hofgartenstr. 8, 80539 München
Tel.. +49-(0)89-2108-1242, Fax: +49-(0)89-2108-1222


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