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Emmy 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.

As a rule, researchers who have acquired between two and four years of postdoctoral research experience are eligible to apply. Applicants must have international research experience.

Please note

The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) decided at its meeting on 4 July 2017 to make changes to the Emmy Noether Programme and the Heisenberg Programme with effect from 1 January 2018.

Information about the Programme

Purpose

To provide early career researchers with the opportunity to rapidly qualify for a leading position in science and research or for a university teaching career by leading an independent junior research group and assuming relevant teaching duties

To recruit early career researchers working abroad (back) to Germany

Eligibility Requirements

Early career researchers from all disciplines

  • generally up to 4 years after obtaining a doctorate,
  • as a rule two years of postdoctoral experience,
  • substantial international research experience, as a rule evidenced by a research stay abroad of at least 12 months during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase or by comparable scientific cooperation with researchers abroad (the collaboration may have resulted in a relevant publication),
  • rapid completion of research training.

Foreign applicants are expected to continue their scientific career in Germany following completion of the funding period. This intent must be confirmed by the applicant and submitted with the proposal.

Previous scientific track record, outstanding publications in high-ranking international specialist journals or comparable

Proposal Requirements

Excellent research project

Type and Extent of Funding

Modules:

Funding Duration

As a rule 5, maximum of 6 years

Time to Decision

Approximately 6 months

Forms and Guidelines

Proposal Deadlines

No submission deadlines

Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Groups and Collaborative Research Centres

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.

Contact

Additional information on the proposal process can be obtained from the relevant programme staff

Queries on programme eligibility can be addressed to

  • Anita Benner
  • Birgit Gemein
  • Marco Steffes

by e-mail:

Please consider that a reply may take some time. Please also have a look at the detailed information on the

By telephone:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays,
    9:00 am to noon, at 0228/885-3008.

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