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Scholarships, Fellowships, Research Grants

On this page, we refer to a selection of current calls for applications for scholarships, prizes, research grants, or fellowships. Despite great care, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

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August 2022

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Christiane Herzog Foundation and Mukoviszidose e. V.: Christiane Herzog Research Promotion Award (for a project on a clinically relevant topic in the diagnosis or therapy of cystic fibrosis, prize money: 5,000 euros) 15 Aug PhD,
Post Doc
Medicine
Association for Chemistry and Economics (VCW): Prize for excellent academic achievement in the subject of economic chemistry in the German-speaking world (Prize money: 1,000 euros) 15 Aug PhD Chemistry
Karl Vossloh Foundation: Research grants for mobility research, vehicle technology and traffic routes (funding: up to 102,000 euros/year, maximum term: 36 months) 20 Aug PhD Geography
MKW des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen: Nachwuchs-Förderlinie „Künstliche Intelligenz – Programm KI Starter“ (internal pre-selection by the rectorate, application until 22.08.22 9:00 to Dr. Hellwig and Dr. Hollenstein of the SSC of the UDE)

22 Aug

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Post Doc Artificial Intelligence
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): DAAD-Postdoc-Programm „Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)  (duration: 18 months, 12 months abroad) 31 Aug Post Doc all fields
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM): Georg-Sachs-Preis (for scientific work closely related to the practice of materials science and materials engineering, DGM membership mandatory) 31 Aug PhD, Post Doc Materials Science and Materials Engineering

September 2022

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (short-term) (for fellowship start date between 01/04/2023-31/03/2024) 1st Sep PhD,
Post Doc
all fields
Eva Luise und Horst Köhler Stiftung in Kooperation mit ACHSE e. V.: Forschungspreis für Seltene Erkrankungen (Prize money: 50,000 euros as funding for innovative projects in the field of basic or clinical research on rare diseases) 4 Sep Post Doc Medicine
Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation: Research Prize in the Life Sciences (topic is "Chain Folding, Macromolecular Aggregation and Controlled Hydrolysis of Proteins and/or DNA/RNA - Fundamentals and Perspectives for Medical Therapies" or "Aggregation, Controlled Hydrolysis of Proteins and/or DNA/RNA; Basic Research with Perspectives for Medical Therapies", Prize money: 10,000 euros) 10 Sep PhD, Post Doc Life Science
Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation: Else Kröner Fresenius Prize for Medical Research (for outstanding scientific contributions with regard to diseases that pose a major burden in low, middle, and high income countries) 13 Sep PhD,
Post Doc
Medicine
Universitat Rovira i Virgili: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (Stay in Spain) 14 Sep PhD, Post Doc all fields
German Thermoelectrics Society (DTG): Young Scientist Award for the best submitted qualification paper in the field of thermoelectrics (Prize money: 1,000 euros) 15 Sep PhD,
Post Doc
Engeneering
Monika Kutzner Foundation: Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for the Promotion of Cancer Research (nomination required, prize money: 10,000 euros) 15 Sep   Medicine
Monika Kutzner Foundation: Academy Award (for outstanding achievements in the field of cancer research, Prize money: 10,000 euros) 15 Sep PhD, Post Doc Medicine

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): Photo competition for wall calendar (theme "Research Landscapes" The term is meant metaphorically and may be interpreted broadly by all participants. For scientists from funded projects)

15 Sep all all fields
Hans-Böckler-Stiftung: Maria-Weber-Grant (partial substitution for junior professors and habilitation candidates, substitution takes over teaching tasks for up to 12 months for more freedom in research) 15 Sep Professor all fields
German Thermoelectric Society (DTG) : Young Scientist Award (prize money: 1,000 euros) 15 Sep   Thermoelectrics
Deutsche Krebshilfe: Excellence funding program for established scientists (for research group leaders and professors in clinical or clinical-related basic research in oncology, funding amount: up to 1.5 million euros, funding period: up to 5 years) 22 Sep Professor Medicine
Academics: Award for young scientists (For outstanding achievements and voluntary commitment, Prize money: 5,000 euros) 30 Sep PhD, Post Doc all fields
Deutsche Gesellschaft für NeuroIntensiv- und Notfallmedizin (DGNI): DGNI-Nachwuchsförderungspreis (for innovative research projects in neurointensive care, Prize money: 20,000 euros) 30 Sep PhD, Post Doc Medicine
EHI Foundation and GS1 Germany: Science Award (in the categories Startup, Chair Project, Dissertation and Master Thesis, Relevance for Retail and Consumer Goods Industry, Nomination by Professor:in, Prize money: up to 10.000 euros) 30 Sep Master, PhD Business Administration
University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE): Program for the promotion of excellent young scientists (start-up funding of max. 30,000 euros for personnel, material and travel expenses) 30 Sep Post Doc all fields (except Medicine)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) und Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie: Paul-Bunge-Preis (for distinguished studies on the history of scientific instruments, Prize money: 7,500 euros) 30 Sep all Chemistry
Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation: PhD scholarships (65% position for 3 years, possibly 4 years, for Alzheimer's research at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)). 30 Sep PhD Medicine

October 2022

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Daimler und Benz Stiftung: Scholarship to promote the autonomy of the next generation of scientists (funding amount: 40,000 euros, funding period: 2 years) 1 Oct Post doc, junior professors, research group leaders all fields
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes: ERP-Stipendienprogramm (one to two-year research and study visits to top universities in the USA) 1 Oct Master. PhD all fields except artistic courses
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Adolf von Baeyer Memorial Medal 2023 (for outstanding work in the field of organic chemistry, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Carl Duisberg Memorial Award 2023 (for young academics, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct PhD, Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Carl Roth Promotion Prize 2023 (for resource-saving synthesis routes or innovative applications of chemical, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct PhD Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Fresenius Prize 2023 (for special achievements in the field of analytical chemistry, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Heinz Schmidkunz Prize 2023 (for special services to didactic chemistry research, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Hildegard Hamm-Brücher Prize for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry 2023 (prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct all career stages Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Horst Prasejus Prize 2023 (for outstanding work in the field of enantioselectivity or chirality, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Joseph König Commemorative Coin 2023 (for special services to scientific development and to the promotion and recognition of food chemistry, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Prize for Bioconversion of Renewable Resources 2023 (for doctoral theses in the field of the prize, prize money: 2,000 euros) 1 Oct PhD Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Wilhelm Klemm Prize 2023 (for special achievements in inorganic chemistry, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh): Wöhler Prize for Sustainable Chemistry 2023 (for outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of sustainable chemistry, prize money: 7,500 euros) 1 Oct Post Doc Chemistry
Zentralinstitut für die kassenärztliche Versorgung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Zi): Wissenschaftspreis Regionalisierte Versorgungsforschung (for studies of regional differences in health care, prize money: 7,500 euros). 4 Oct   Health Care
German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) and DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology e.V.: Alwin Mittasch Prize 2023 (for international scientists who have made outstanding contributions towards extending the fundamentals of catalysis and its exemplary industrial application. Prize money: 10,000 euros) 4 Oct   Medicine
German Catalysis Society (GeCatS): Award for the promotion of young scientists in the field of catalysis (prize money: 3,000 euros) 4 Oct   Medicine
Max Weber Foundation: Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants (for short research stays in 2-3 countries) 7 Oct PhD, Post Doc Humanities and Social Sciences
Deutsche Physiklisch Gesellschaft (DPG): Dissertationspreise (Prize money: 1,500 euros) 15 Oct PhD Physics
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Georg Forster-Forschungspreis (for internationally leading research personalities from emerging and developing countries, award money: 60,000 euros) 31 Oct   all fields
Eberhard Schöck Stiftung: Schöck Bau-Innovationspreis 31 Oct PhD, Postdoc Construction Engineering
Möller Foundation: Johannes Möller Prize (for outstanding dissertations, prize money: 5,000 euros) 31 Oct   Solids Process Engineering
Nagelschneider Foundation: PhD scholarships for sustainable energy (funding: maximum 1,800 euros per month for max. 3 years) 31 Oct PhD  

November 2022

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi): Prices for IT in the construction industry 15 Nov   Construction Industry
Azrieli Foundation: Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2023–24 academic year (Funding amount: ILS 188,000) 15 Nov Post Doc Life sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung: For Women in Science (on the compatibility of career and family ) 30 Nov   Natural sciences and basic medical research

December 2022

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Universitätsstadt Gießen: Wilhelm-Liebknecht-Preis (for outstanding work on social foundations for building and securing democratic communities) 31 Dec PhD,
Post Doc
Historical Science, Social Science
Technical University of Munich, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Forschungsstelle für Energiewirtschaft e.V.,Tyczka Energie Stiftung: Dr. Tyczka Energy Award (Categories: Energy, especially for work with practical or implemented energy saving concepts; Industrial Gases, for work dealing with innovative applications of technical gases) 31 Dec Master,
PhD
Engineering, Natural Science, Business Administration

January 2023

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT in VDE): Klee Prize for the promotion of young scientists (prize money: 5,000 euros) 31 Jan   Medicine

February 2023

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE): ETG Literature Prize (for outstanding publications in the field of electrical power engineering, prize money: 3,000 euros) 13 Feb PhD, Postdoc elektrischen Energietechnik
Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE): Prize for publications (annual award for outstanding scientific publications by its members in the field of information technology, Prize money: 3,000 euros) 15 Feb PhD, Postdoc Information Technology
DECHEMA: Industrial Bioprocess Award 15 Feb PhD, Postdoc Bioprocess

March 2023

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Berthold Leibinger Stiftung: Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis (for outstanding development and research work on the application and generation of laser light ) 1 March   Natural Sciences

April 2023

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE):  Johann-Philipp-Reis-Preis (Prize money: 10,000 euors) 13 Apr   Communications Engineering
German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE (DGBMT) and Action Alliance for Patient Safety (APS): Patient Safety Award (prize money: up to 5,000 euros) 30 Apr   Medicine

May 2023

Call Deadline Career stage Subject group(s)
Gerda Henkel Foundation: Funding priority "Lost Cities. Perception of and life with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world" (for interdisciplinary research groups, funding period: 36 months) 23.05.2023 Post doc Humanities and Social Sciences

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