Below you will find relevant information about scholarships.

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants scholarships and research awards to highly qualified academics to promote international exchange in science and research.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) awards scholarships to talented doctoral students.

German Academic Exchange Serivce (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an organization supported by German universities and student bodies, dedicated to promoting international academic exchange.

German Research Foundation (DFG)
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the central self-governing organisation of the scientific community for the promotion of research at universities and publicly funded research institutes in Germany. The DFG serves science in all its branches by providing financial support for research projects and by promoting co-operation between researchers.
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Emmy Noether Programme
The DFG's Emmy Noether Programme aims to open up a path to early scientific independence for particularly qualified young researchers. Immediately after completing their doctorate, researchers funded under this programme are given the opportunity to complete a research stay abroad over a continuous period of five years, followed by independent research activities in Germany, combined with the management of their own junior research group and an appropriate level of qualification-specific teaching duties, in order to meet the requirements for appointment as a professor.​​​​​​​

Feodor Lynen Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
The Feodor Lynen Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards research fellowships to highly qualified young German academics with a doctorate for a long-term research stay abroad who are less than 38 years old.​​​​​​​

Fritz Thyssen Foundation
The Fritz Thyssen Foundation also funds research projects of young academics under the age of 35 who hold a doctorate, whereby the applicant can apply for their own position within the framework of the research project. In addition, grants are awarded for scientific work of limited scope and duration, but these do not include doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships. Grants are also awarded for smaller conferences as well as printing and travel grants.​​​​​​​

Heisenberg Programme of the DFG
The aim of the Heisenberg Programme is to support young, highly qualified scientists and academics and thus preserve the scientific community. The grants of the Heisenberg Programme are intended for young scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific achievements and are habilitated or have equivalent qualifications.​​​​​​​

Leopoldina awards research fellowships to young German scientists with a doctorate for research projects lasting one to three years in Germany or abroad.​​​​​​​

Donors' Association for German Science
As a conceptual organisation, the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft sees its task as identifying structural problems in the science and higher education sector. It develops programmes and promotes initiatives that are intended to contribute to their solution in an exemplary manner.​​​​​​​

German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
The German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) awards partial travel grants for young academics.​​​​​​​

Verein für Socialpolitik
The Verein für Socialpolitik awards partial travel grants for young academics.​​​​​​​

Volkswagen Foundation
The Volkswagen Foundation is a non-profit foundation under private law based in Hanover and the largest of its kind in Germany. Its purpose is to promote science and technology in research and teaching. The foundation enables research projects in promising areas and helps scientific institutions to improve the structural conditions for their work. It devotes particular attention to young scientists and the co-operation of researchers across disciplinary and national borders.