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Research Careers

The DFG has identified the education and advancement of young scientists and academics as one of its priority tasks.

Outstanding science and research need creative people and innovative ideas. This is why the DFG's funding programmes place particular emphasis on supporting young researchers. Flexible funding instruments are tailored to meet the specific needs of young scientists and academics, thereby enabling them to pursue their research careers.

Early career academics

Additional information on promoting young researchers

For general inquiries on early career grant programmes, please contact us at

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Further Information

Researchers discuss early career challenges / transatlantic perspectives at the DFG symposium in Bonn on 30 May 2016

Here you can find useful tips for submitting a DFG-grant proposal. We provide answers to questions such as what is the best funding instrument, what is needed for a successful application, and what do I do if my grant is not approved?

The European Network on Research Careers (ENRC) is a platform for research funding organisations to discuss strategies for promoting researchers in the early stages of their careers and to facilitate future joint activities.

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