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Individual Grants Programmes

Researchers who have completed their academic training (as a rule, those who hold a doctorate) are eligible to submit project proposals with a defined thematic focus and project duration.

  • Interner LinkResearch Grants
    Research grants enable individuals who have completed their academic training to conduct at any time research projects with clearly defined topics and durations, regardless of the subject.

  • Interner LinkScientific Networks
    Scientific networks offer early career researchers the opportunity to engage in scientific exchange and cooperation on topics of common interest across locations.

  • Interner LinkResearch Fellowships
    Research Fellowships are intended to help early career researchers to conduct a defined project at a location of their choice in a country other than Germany and to use it as an opportunity to familiarise themselves with new research methods or to bring a large project to a conclusion.

  • Interner LinkEmmy Noether Programme
    The Emmy Noether Programme supports researchers in achieving independence at an early stage of their scientific careers. Postdocs gain the qualifications required for a university teaching career during a DFG-funded period, usually lasting five years, in which they lead their own independent junior research group.

  • Interner LinkHeisenberg Programme
    Those who fulfil all the requirements for tenured professorships may apply for the DFG’s Heisenberg Programme. If you’re preparing for a future scientific leadership position and looking to boost your scientific reputation, we’ll help you to continue performing top-class research at a location of your choice.

  • Interner LinkReinhart Koselleck Projects
    This programme enables outstanding researchers with a proven scientific track record to pursue exceptionally innovative, higher-risk projects.

  • Interner LinkClinical Trials
    The Clinical Trials Programme enables individuals who have completed their academic training to conduct at any time patient-oriented clinical research within a temporary project.

  • Interner LinkWorkshops for Early Career Investigators
    Workshops for early career investigators are a strategic funding instrument. These are aimed particularly at established researchers seeking to address a perceived lack of early-career researchers in their field by holding workshops for early career investigators on specific topics.

  • Interner LinkProject Academies
    The aim of project academies is to enable professors from universities of applied sciences to engage in research projects based on DFG third-party funding at an early stage in their careers.

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