Funding Institutions and Foundations
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The foundation promotes academic cooperation among outstanding scientists and scholars from Germany and abroad.
The Baden-Württemberg Foundation (formerly the Baden-Württemberg Federal State Foundation) supports mainly regional programmes in the fields of science and research, education, social responsibility and culture.
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (Ger)
Prizes, calls for proposals, and funding programmes from the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg.
City of Heidelberg Foundation (Ger)
Supports Heidelberg University and its students, doctoral candidates and junior researchers in projects in the humanities and social sciences.
Daimler and Benz Foundation
The Daimler and Benz Foundation’s fellowship programme for postdocs and junior professors supports young researchers in the early phase of their academic work.
European Science Foundation (ESF)
The European Science Foundation offers funding instruments to strengthen research collaborations across national boundaries, the formation of networks and the development of infrastructures.
Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation supports gifted German and international students and doctoral candidates.
Fritz Thyssen Foundation
The foundation promotes scientific projects within its defined areas of emphasis and funded fields.
Gerda Henkel Foundation
The Gerda Henkel Foundation is dedicated to fostering research in the historical humanities, primarily history, archaeology, art history and historical subspecialties. The foundation is active in Germany and internationally.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service promotes the international exchange of students and scientists.
German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
The association’s scholarship foundation funds the best young talent in the field of chemistry. It awards scholarships to teaching candidates, doctoral researchers, habilitation candidates and junior lecturers.
German Environmental Foundation (DBU)
The German Environmental Foundation promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects.
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Among its tasks, the BMBF funds research, supports gifted learners and young researchers, and advances international exchange in training, continuing education, university study and science.
German National Academic Foundation
The German National Academic Foundation supports gifted students and doctoral candidates.
German Research Foundation (DFG)
The Germany Research Foundation (DFG) promotes research projects in all scientific fields. It focuses on scientific excellence, the advancement of young researchers, interdisciplinarity and internationality.
Hertie Foundation (GHST)
The non-profit Hertie Foundation maintains funding programmes in the three development areas of the neurosciences, European integration and education in democracy. Through its scholarship programmes, it also supports students, postgraduates and young scientists from Germany and Europe.
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
The Human Frontier Science Program is an international programme to promote basic research in the life sciences. Funding is provided in the form of research grants and fellowships.
Körber Foundation - German Thesis Award (Ger)
The German Thesis award is presented annually to graduates in various disciplines. The submission deadline is always March 1st of the year following graduation.
Max Planck Society (MPG)
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organisation. It promotes research primarily within separate institutes.
NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme
The Science for Peace and Security Programme offers grants to scientists in NATO, partner and Mediterranean dialogue countries to collaborate on priority research areas.
Reconciliation Foundation (Ger)
The National Foundation for the Reconciliation of the SED Dictatorship has as its mandate the support of projects examining the causes, history and consequences of the dictatorship in the Soviet-occupied territory/GDR and its place among the dictatorships of the 20th century. It also funds PhD and habilitation projects.
Robert Bosch Foundation
The foundation is not only an operating foundation that funds its own programmes, but also one that gives third-parties the opportunity to develop and implement initiatives that meet social needs in Germany and abroad. Its six areas of focus are science, health, international relations, education, society and culture.
The foundation supports research projects in all disciplines within the framework of changing funding initiatives.