Several funding programmes are available for young academics at the Göttingen Campus:
- Dorothea Schlözer Postdoctoral Program for female postdocs
- Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG)
- Heidenreich von Siebold-Programm
- Start-up grants programme EXIST
- DAAD funding possibilities for Postdocs
- SüdniedersachsenInnovationsCampus (SNIC)
- Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS) - Research Funding
If you are part of the University, check out the Research Department, here and (for EU projects) here and Göttingen International for Education and Mobility programmes. If you are part of the wider Göttingen Campus see the GAUSS page. You may like to sign up to FIT (Forschung Internationales Transfer) which provides current calls from a range of funders. You can subscribe to FIT and select the type of calls and how often you want to be informed. Postdocs will also find this funding website useful - Research in Germany.
Upcoming funding opportunities
- Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators
acknowledges outstanding contributions to biomedical research in Europe based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts. Award is presented in partnership with the journal Nature and the prize money is 20,000€
Deadline: 15 January
- Lichtenberg-Kolleg Early Career Fellowships (2019 – 2021)
Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years and can join one of the four research groups listed on the website. Göttingen graduates are welcome to apply although most fellowship holders are external. Please feel free to circulate this opportunity to your colleagues and networks.
Deadline: 3 February
- ERC Consolidator Grant
For scientists who want to consolidate their independence by establishing a research team and continuing to develop a successful career in Europe. Also suitable for scientists who have recently created an independent, excellent research team and want to strengthen it. Contact: see your local contact below and check website above. Deadline: 7 February 2019
- Leonard Euler Programme (DAAD)
Promotes the implementation of joint binational research projects in order to contribute to the retention of university lecturers (ie during the doctoral phase) at their home university. The programme is geared towards: Engineering and Agricultural sciences; Medicine and Natural Sciences; Law, Economics and Social Sciences. Contact: see your local contact below and check website above or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 15 February 2019
- Joint Sino-German Research Projects (DFG and NSFC)
This call is in the fields of chemistry, life sciences, medical sciences and management sciences for collaborative projects to start in 2020. Projects will be funded for 3 years and their aim is to promote high-quality research projects, stimulate mobility, promote training, accelerate the exchange of new scientific knowledge. Contact: Wolfgang Wachter or Claudia Bordach for Germany or LI Wencong for China. Deadline: all participants to register on ELAN by 21 February 2019, application deadline 27 March 2019
- Forschungsstipendien für promovierte Nachwuchswissenschaftler (Postdoc-Programm) - Kurzstipendien • DAAD (Research Scholarships – short term)
this DAAD programme funds research visits from 3-6 month for Postdocs of all subjects - see this link
Deadlines: 15 March (to start 1 Aug), 15 June (to start 1 Dec), 15 Nov (to start 1 April following year). For DAAD Funding Opportunities, contact: Dr. Mareile Stever at Göttingen International for the University and see below for other campus contacts.
- JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan – short-term program
to fund researchers from North America and Europe to spend 1-12 months (short-term program), 12 – 24 months (standard program) at a Japanese university. All fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included. See eligibility requirements.
Deadline for standard program: 26 April, deadlines for short-term program: 5 April and 7 June.
Note also the next DAAD funding for Postdoc short-term postdoc fellowships to Japan: 30 April and 31 July as well as Humboldt Foundation short-term fellowships to Japan – open deadline
- German-Argentinian Collaboration in Research (DFG)
this call is in the fields of Physical Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Geosciences, Neurosciences, Molecular and Clinical Infectology and Immunology, Social sciences and Humanities. Funding is for 3 years and can be used to fund postdocs, PhD students, consumables, instrumentation, travel expenses, conferences, mobility etc. Contact: Dietrich Halm for Germany
Deadline: all participants must register by 29 March 2019 and deadline 5 April 2019
- Eastern Partnership Programme (DAAD)
to consolidate existing and initiate new long-term partnerships between German universities and universities in Eastern Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as the Caucasus and Central Asia to strengthen broad-based cooperation in teaching and research. Funds exchanges, summer courses, symposia, stays for study/research. Contact: see your local contact below and check website above. Deadline: 1 April 2019
- Fulbright-Postdoc funding
sponsorship for 4 to 6 month visits in the USA for a postdoc with German citizenship (see website for full eligibility details) who is conducting a research project at a US university/scientific institution within the framework of the Fulbright programme. Benefits include: organisation and finance of flights, monthly maintenance allowance of €1,600, health insurance, visa sponsorship etc. All postdocs are eligible with the exception of medical subjects. Contact here.
Deadline: 1 April 2019 (to start from Nov 2019) and 1 October 2019 (to start from May 2020)
- Greek Partnership Programme (DAAD)
to contribute to the internationalisation of Greek and German universities by initiating and consolidating new partnerships and scientific. Funds workshops, strategy meetings, conferences, summer schools, exchanges, guest lectures. Contact: see your local contact below and check website above.
Deadline: 1 July 2019
- Fritz Thyssen Foundation Research Stipends
to support highly qualified individual junior scholars who received their doctoral degree one or two years ago. Funding in the following areas: History, language and culture; interdisciplinary field “image-sound-language”; state, economy and society; Medicine and the Natural Sciences. Contact, applications can be submitted at any time and an answer is generally provided within 8 weeks.
For more information, please contact your respective Campus institution:
|UGOE||Doris von der Brelie-Lewienemail@example.com||(0551) 39 9895||Research Department, National and international funding (Humanities)|
|UGOE||Felix Spölerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 39 10140||Research Department, National and international funding (Natural and Life Sciences)|
|UGOE||Ricarda Blumentrittemail@example.com||(0551) 39 21320||Goettingen International, EU mobility|
|Anne Sennhennfirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 3921294||Goettingen International, DAAD|
|UGOE||Claudia Sueltmann||Claudia.email@example.com||(0551) 39 20371||EU Office|
|Lisa Grow||Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 39 12195|
|UMG||Nadia-Valérie Quéricemail@example.com||(0551) 39 12994||Referat Forschung, EU-Hochschulbüro|
|Team Research support & EU Officefirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 39 12624|
|ENI||Celina Becheremail@example.com||(0551) 39 61305|
|MPI||Kerstin Moschfirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 3899 453||EU research grants|
|Ulrike Gerischer||Ulrike.email@example.com||(0551) 201 1283||Research grants|
|DPZ||Björg Paulingfirstname.lastname@example.org||(0551) 3851-454|
|Robert Teepeemail@example.com||(0551) 3851-122||German Primate Center|