Several funding programmes are available for young academics at the Göttingen Campus:
- Dorothea Schlözer Postdoctoral Program for female postdocs
- Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG)
- Heidenreich von Siebold-Programm
- Start-up grants programme EXIST
- DAAD funding possibilities for Postdocs
- SüdniedersachsenInnovationsCampus (SNIC)
- Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS) - Research Funding
If you are part of the University, check out the Research Department, here and (for EU projects) here and Göttingen International for Education and Mobility programmes. If you are part of the wider Göttingen Campus see the GAUSS page. You may like to sign up to FIT (Forschung Internationales Transfer) which provides current calls from a range of funders. You can subscribe to FIT and select the type of calls and how often you want to be informed. Postdocs will also find this funding website useful - Research in Germany.
Upcoming funding opportunities
- Fraunhofer Attract Research Grant
5 years’ funding to lead a group of 3 – 5 researchers– excellence stipend programme outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer. Contact Hannah Venzl, Deadline: 9 April
- JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan – short-term program
to fund researchers from North America and Europe to spend 1-12 months (short-term program), 12 – 24 months (standard program) at a Japanese university. All fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included. See eligibility requirements.
Deadline for standard program: 26 April, deadlines for short-term program: 5 April and 7 June.
Note also the next DAAD funding for Postdoc short-term postdoc fellowships to Japan: 30 April and 31 July as well as Humboldt Foundation short-term fellowships to Japan – open deadline
- Herrenhausen Symposium
Positioning the Humanities in the 2020s – 30 travel grants available. The Volkswagen Foundation and the German U15 network are organizing an international symposium on the future role of the humanities in Hannover on 10-12 September 2019. Interested early career researchers can apply here for a travel grant to participate in the event. Deadline 30 April.
- DAAD JSPS short term postdoc fellowships (info in German)
the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) gives highly qualified Postdocs the possibility of a 1-6 month research stay at Japanese universities or research institutions. The programme is open for German Postdocs and those with a permanent residence permit for Germany, for all subjects. Deadline for the next funding period is 30 April.
- Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2019
The Hertie Foundation with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), is calling for nominations. Candidates must be nominated by the head of their university/research institute or by an internationally renowned neuroscientist. The prize includes: €50,000 for personal use, a research budget of €50,000 for a scientific cooperation (partnership or mentoring) which extends the laureate’s area of research, the invitation to give the Eric Kandel Prize Lecture at the FENS Forum 2020 in Glasgow. All European neuroscientists (born and/or working in Europe) under the age of 40 are eligible. The age limit (deadline 1 May 2019) may be extended in cases such as maternity/paternity leave. Self-nomination is not possible. Deadline 1 May 2019
- Open Science Fellowships
Fellowship-Programme “Freies Wissen” by Wikimedia Deutschland, the Stifterverband and the Volkswagen Foundation. The University contributes to the programme as scientific partner and although the information is in German, applications can be in English. The call is to ostdocs, PhD students, junior professors and research assistants from all disciplines. Scholarships include 5,000€ and an intensive mentoring and qualification programme. Deadline 6 May.
- Einstein Fellowship
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are calling for applications for their Einstein fellowship for junior scientists who want to pursue a project in a field that is different from that of their previous research: interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein’s summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of €10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Deadline 15 May 2019
- Deutsche Krebshilfe Mildred-Scheel-Postdoc Program (info in German)
Stipends available for early career (up to 10 years post PhD) natural scientists with permanent residency in Germany, to carry projects in clinically oriented oncological basic research or clinical cancer research at renowned institutions outside Germany, for a duration of 3 months to 2 years. Deadline 22 May.
- Deutsche Krebshilfe Max-Eder Junior Group (info in German)
Highly qualified early career oncologists less than 35 years old are invited to apply for 800.000€ grants for a duration of 4 years (+ possible extensions) to establish independent research groups and further develop their careers. Deadline 22 May.
- Capes Humboldt Research Fellowships
for Germany for researchers from Brazil. Deadline: 31 May
- German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GMB)
is calling for several prizes for junior scientists. Contact: Professor Franz-Xaver Schmid, Deadline: 1 June
- Heinrich Wieland Prize: Biologically active molecules and systems
Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation invites nominations. This international prize honours outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology as well as their clinical importance. The prize is endowed with €100,000. Deadline 1 June 2019
- Forschungsstipendien für promovierte Nachwuchswissenschaftler (Postdoc-Programm) - Kurzstipendien • DAAD (Research Scholarships – short term)
this DAAD programme funds research visits from 3-6 month for Postdocs of all subjects - see this link
Deadlines: 15 March (to start 1 Aug), 15 June (to start 1 Dec), 15 Nov (to start 1 April following year). For DAAD Funding Opportunities, contact: Dr. Mareile Stever at Göttingen International for the University, and see below for other contacts across the Campus.
- Minerva Fellowships
enable Israeli and German scientists to complete a research residency for up to 24 months at institutions in the respective other country. The aim is to not only promote research but also cultural and scientific exchange. Postdocs can build on their experience while conducting a research project at their host institution in Germany or Israel. Contact: Julia Lechler, Deadline: 15 June 2019 and 15 January 2020.
- Greek Partnership Programme (DAAD)
to contribute to the internationalisation of Greek and German universities by initiating and consolidating new partnerships and scientific. Funds workshops, strategy meetings, conferences, summer schools, exchanges, guest lectures. Contact: see your local contact below and check website above.
Deadline: 1 July 2019
The Volkswagen Foundation supports researchers active in science, engineering, and the life sciences – including neighbouring areas in behavioural research – who want to put a potentially transformative research idea to the test. Researchers are given the opportunity to demonstrate preliminary evidence for a concept’s potential during an exploratory phase, which is limited to 18 months. Up to 120,000 € flexible funding. A brief outline of the project is sufficient for application. 15-20 applications selected by a jury and the same number of projects drawn in a lottery. Deadline 10 July.
- Postdoc-Stipendien in Lebenswissenschaften
Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Stiftung awards postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding early career researchers in the field of life sciences, in particular in the sub-disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics, systems biology, microbiology, bio-medical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics – for up to two years. Deadline 15 July 2019
- Fritz Thyssen Foundation Research Stipends
to support highly qualified individual junior scholars who received their doctoral degree one or two years ago. Funding in the following areas: history, language and culture; interdisciplinary field “image-sound-language”; state, economy and society; medicine and the natural sciences. Contact, applications can be submitted at any time and an answer is generally provided within 8 weeks.
- International Scientific Collaborations – MWK
Every year Göttingen International Department applies to the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony for funding to promote scientific cooperation with foreign countries. The aim is to promote grants in particular to initiate and implement sustainable collaborative projects in research and teaching as well as fostering partnerships at university or faculty/department level. Contact: Katharina Schüssler. Deadline: on-going
- Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship
Postdoctoral scientists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland who already show independence in natural science or medicine to conduct research abroad. Contact: PD Dr Andreas Clausing, Deadline: 4 times a year and applications can be submitted at any time.
- Liebig scholarships
intended to promote the start of a university teaching career in the field of chemistry. The aim of the scholarship is to enable chemists with a doctorate - as well as early career scientists from related fields - to gain further scientific qualifications at the university. Contact Dr Stefanie Kiefer. Open deadline.
- Sparrho PhD or Postdoc Funding
to share your research at a conference: £500 in any field of science and engineering for Postdocs/PhD students at any institute to attend an academic conference or their choice in the next 2 months. Deadline: the end of the month every month.
For more information, please contact your respective Campus institution:
|UGOE||Doris von der Brelie-Lewienemail@example.com||(0551) 39 9895||Research Department, National and international funding (Humanities)|
|UGOE||Felix Spölerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 39 10140||Research Department, National and international funding (Natural and Life Sciences)|
|UGOE||Ricarda Blumentrittemail@example.com||(0551) 39 21320||Goettingen International, EU mobility|
|Anne Sennhennfirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 3921294||Goettingen International, DAAD|
|UGOE||Claudia Sueltmann||Claudia.email@example.com||(0551) 39 20371||EU Office|
|Lisa Grow||Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 39 12195|
|UMG||Nadia-Valérie Quéricemail@example.com||(0551) 39 12994||Referat Forschung, EU-Hochschulbüro|
|Team Research support & EU Officefirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 39 12624|
|MPI||Kerstin Moschemail@example.com||(0551) 3899 453||EU research grants|
|Ulrike Gerischer||Ulrike.firstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 201 1283||Research grants|
|DPZ||Björg Paulingemail@example.com||(0551) 3851-454|
|Robert Teepefirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 3851-122||German Primate Center|