How the DFG Supports Research Careers
What support and funding opportunities does the DFG offer to researchers in early career phases? Where can you find important background information and helpful hints? This website describes your options in each phase of your early research career and offers advice for preparing your first DFG proposal.
While studying, student assistants can work in knowledge-driven research projects funded by the DFG. Interner Linkmore
Research Training Groups and DFG funded research projects offer doctoral positions. Interner Linkmore
After your PhD
The DFG offers funding opportunities for independent research in early and advanced postdoc phases. Interner Linkmore
Guidance to DFG Funding Opportunities
- In our regular Interner Linkinfo talks online and at research institutes in Germany, we present an overview of the DFG funding opportunities for postdocs, give advice on preparing a proposal and answer your questions.
- Our Interner Linkhow-to web pages provide insights into DFG individual grants programmes and give useful hints for preparing your first proposal to the DFG.
Who are the DFG-funded researchers, what is their research about and what do they say about the funding they receive? Find out in our portraying films:
What happens to a proposal submitted to the DFG on its path to a decision?
Ten Principles for Attractive Research Careers
The DFG has published ten "Principles of Effective Career Support in Academia" that define good support structures and conditions for researchers in early career phases in Germany.
If you have any questions on the DFG‘s research career support, please send us an e-mail: