This overview makes no claim to completeness.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Funding programmes
Information on DFG funding opportunities and programme forms and guidelines.
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships support excellent postdoctoral researchers throughout Europe and the world for a period of up to two years. International mobility is a key requirement. The fellowship includes a salary or stipend, a relocation allowance and support for fellows with children. Awardees can attend an EMBO Laboratory Leadership course and become part of the global network of EMBO Fellows.
European Research Council (ERC) - Funding
On this page you’ll find information about ERC main grants, as well as some additional opportunities for researchers who are thinking of applying. This is also your first port of call if you’ve decided to apply but you are not sure where to start from.
Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship
The Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship enables researchers at various stages of their career to conduct their research abroad in cooperation with a host of their choice from the Humboldt Network worldwide.
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) - Postdoctoral fellowships
The HFSP fellowship program supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.
Humboldt Foundation - Sponsorship programmes
If you would like to become a member of the Humboldt Family, the only thing that counts is your own excellent performance. We sponsor academic collaborations between foreign and German researchers by granting research fellowships and awards, tailored to your own individual career situation.
Joachim Herz Foundation - Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science
In 2015, the Joachim Herz Foundation launched a fellowship program to foster interdisciplinary skills and support the careers of young scientists from various disciplines. The fellowship addresses scientists who already have a position at or current basic funding from a German research institution and aim to answer biological research questions.
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National and Regional programs
Each year, the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programmes also support more than 250 talented young women researchers. Through its 52 regional and national programmes, the Fondation L'Oréal and UNESCO support them at a crucial period in their careers, during their thesis or post-doctoral studies.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Postdoctoral fellowships
The objective of PFs is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. The Postdoctoral Fellowships action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.
National Institute of Health (NIH) - Grants & funding
NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers. Learn about these programs, as well as about NIH's budget process, grant funding strategies, and policies, and more.
Volkswagenstiftung: Challenges and Potentials for Europe: The Greying Continent
The Volkswagenstiftung supports research teams working on European challenges on “Ageing societies” and is funding international research projects and summer schools for up to 4 years with up to 1 million Euro for 3 partners / up to 1.5 million Euro for 5 partners.