A host of foundations have committed themselves to the advancement of research in Germany. They fund individual projects, offer prizes as well as award scholarships and publication grants.
Their assistance is not limited to established scientists and scholars, but is also provided to early-stage researchers. The database of the Association of German Foundations (stiftungen.org) provides a comprehensive overview of all the foundations active in Germany.
Foundation-funded projects at Heidelberg University are mapped in the research database.