In this section you will find information about financial and ideal support offers for early career researchers.
Browse through current calls for proposals or find out about regular funding programmes within the University of Duisburg-Essen or from research funding institutions such as foundations, ministries and associations.
The “Research in Germany” portal is an information platform and contact point for all those looking to find out more about Germany's research landscape. The portal offers a comprehensive overview of funding opportunities in Germany and provides a brochure (PDF, 5 MB) with a selection of funding programmes for German and international academics run by the most important research funding institutions.
The Science Support Centre (SSC) supports researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the strategic planning and implementation of research activities. On the SSC website you will find general overviews of funding opportunities in the following areas (in German):
The Global Young Faculty (GYF) brings together around 50 selected early career researchers from universities and non-university research institutions located in the Ruhr area. The members of the network cooperate across university and faculty boundaries in self-selected subject areas and projects.
Research Funding Databases
Looking for research funding?
Funding databases are an important research tool if you are looking for a suitable foundation to fund your research project. Take a look at the most important databases (some information might only be available in German language):
The Community Research and Development Information Service provides, inter alia, information on EU research programs and EU fellowships.
- DAAD: Funding Opportunities for Research Abroad
Database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on funding opportunities for research projects abroad.
- DAAD: Scholarships for Research by Foreign Women* in Germany
Database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on scholarships for early career researchers from abroad.
- EURAXESS Funding Search
EURAXESS includes databases with job offers and funding opportunities for researchers as well as information and resources on the career development.
Free search for U.S. scholarship providers.
- Federal funding database
Overview of funding programs of the Federal Government, the Federal States, and the European Union.
Database of the Herbert-Worch-Stiftung on awards and funding for research in medicine and the natural sciences.
Database of current DFG-funded research projects.
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
EU funding opportunities for early career researchers.