Funding and Financing

Gläser mit Geld, aus denen Pflanzen wachsen (Symbolbild)

In this section, you will find information about financial and ideal support offers for doctoral and postdoctoral 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.

Further Services

Science Support Centre (SSC)

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's website  you will find overviews of funding opportunities in the following areas (in German):


Research in Germany

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.

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Global Young Faculty

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.

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Research Funding Databases

Funding databases are an important research tool if you are looking for a suitable foundation to fund your research project. Here are links to 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.
  • EURAXESS Funding Search
    EURAXESS includes databases with job offers and funding opportunities for researchers as well as information and resources on career development.
  • FastWeb
    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.
  • Forschen-Fördern
    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.
    This database enables, among other things, a targeted search for doctoral scholarships.