- Doctorate Scholarships
- within the JLU:
- graduate scholarship of the JLU
- Within the framework of the JLU’s equality concept, there are scholarship programmes aimed at supporting equal opportunities in science.
- Doctoral completion support of the JLU
- different external support institutions for doctoral candidates
- Own Position ("Eigene Stelle")/Scholarship after Finishing doctoral studies
- within the JLU:
- scholarships for especially excellent scientists are granted by the JLU within its postdoc programme Just’us (Junior Science and Teaching Units).
- junior scientists who have graduated and are working at the university may receive a research grant from the JLU.
- one’s own position (DFG): funding of one’s own position by way of material aid
- Heisenberg Programme (DFG): granted for one’s preparation for a professorship
- Emmy-Noether-Programme (DFG): junior research group for 5 years
- ERC Starting Grant (EU): project support with one’s own position
- ERC Consolidator Grant (EU): project support with of one’s own position
- Lichtenberg Porfessorships (VolkswagenStiftung): preparation for a professorship, start-up funding of a tenure-track-process for W1 or W2 professorships
- AXA Post-doctoral Fellowship: one’s own position for risk research in the field of environment, life, society, economy
- Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships
- Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation: project support by way of a scholarship/one’s own position, especially for scholars of the humanities and social scientists
- Gerda-Henkel-Foundation: project support with scholarship
- Fazit-Foundation: habilitation scholarship
- further institutions which grant scholarships after one’s doctoral studies
- further offers of support/funding for postdocs
- Support of International Doctoral Candidates
- information of the JLU‘s International Students‘ Office concerning scholarship programmes and support/funding measures for international doctoral students;
- scholarship data base of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), aimed at international students and graduates earning their doctorate;
- scholarship programme of the Catholic Academic Foreigners Service (Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst – KAAD) for the support of junior scientists from developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia, the Near and Far East or Latin America;
- the central information data base “Research in Germany - Land of Ideas“, run by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF) offers a variety of possibilities to thoroughly acquaint oneself with the topic of research in Germany.
- within the JLU: research grants for projects carried out by junior postdoc graduates
- The Giessen University Society also awards funds for the support of projects run by JLU researchers, which concur with the society’s aims.
- Sciencestarter offers a chance at financing scientific research and science communication projects via crowdfunding.
- The Federal funding portal will provide you with information on Federal project grants, data bases with current research projects and more.
- Project support/funding measures of the EU.
- The Young Academy is the first academy of junior scientists worldwide. It offers an interdisciplinary and socially relevant scope of work for excellent junior scientists from the German-speaking world.
- Support by the German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD):
- short-term scholarship for graduating doctoral students (1-6 months of support)
- one-year scholarship for graduating doctoral students
- travel programme for congresses and conferences
- bilateral scientists exchange
- P.R.I.M.E. – support of mobility for postdocs:
This support comprises of a phase of 12 months abroad and a six-months-long phase of integration in a German university at which the recipients of the support will be employed as postdocs throughout the entire duration of the support measure.
- Project-oriented exchange of people with different countries:
At the centre of this is the initiation or intensification of collaborative research activities between a German and a foreign university and/or research facility in order to strengthen scientific relationships. Here, the qualification of junior scientists is of special importance. It is possible to apply for travelling allowances and funds for sojourns of members of a German research group for short-term research sojourns at foreign partner institutions, paid for out of DAAD funds.
For 2018, applications can be made for the following countries: Finland, Japan, Norway, Slovenia, Thailand
- Support of Mobility by Foundations
Stays abroad for German postdoctoral researchers and Stay in Germany for foreign postdoctoral researchers
Funding of research projects, conferences, scholarships, travel costs, print and library aids, especially for scholars of the humanities and social scientists
Support of Historical Humanities by financing research projects, research trips, scholarships, conderences and printing costs
Here, you can apply for travelling allowances for trips necessary or at least desirable for your doctorate or habilitation. Ordinarily, allowances will only granted if it is impossible to receive other support.
Targeted at German junior researchers just beginning work on theire doctorate. Support is granted for research in connection with one's own dissertation project. It is open to doctoral candidates of all faculties. Scholarship holders are expected to return to their original university in order to finish their doctoral studies there.
Minerva Short-Term Research Grants are available for all subject areas and are open to applicants from all research facilities (in Israel - public or governmental research institutes) and universities in Germany and Israel. Applicants should not be older than 38 years.
An overview of sources of funding, arranged according to subject areas, is offered by the University of Duisburg-Essen.
You would like to find the institution offering support which best fits your personal profile? The following data bases will help you:
- ELFI is a data base which collects data with regards to research support/funding and processes it purposefully
- On mystipendium, stifterverband and Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen you will find the foundation best suited to your needs
- scholarship data base of the DAAD
- data bases organized according to the focus of research: Research Explorer DFG, Forschungslandkarte (Research Map)
- E-fellows.net: the network for online scholarships and career
- Plus Stipendium – scholarships for outstanding university students
- Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany)
- Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association of German Foundations)
- Stipendienlotse (scholarship pilot) of the BMBF
- KISSWINN: information and advice with regards to scientific careers
- DFG Förderung auf einen Blick (DFG support at a glance)
- An overview is also on offer from the Goethe University in Frankfurt; it can be found on their webpage concerning support data bases.
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