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Funding for Post-docs for scientific projects at the IBG-2

Several national and international platforms offer funding for postdoctoral research opportunities. If you are interested in applying for funding to do a research project at IBG-2 please send your CV to ( Dr. Adolf Keßeler: for DPPN, Dr. Heike Slusarczyk: Email: for BIOSC and Dr. Andreas Müller: E-Mail: for IBG-2, Forschungszentrum Jülich) and we can advise and support you in preparing your application.

Funding Database - national and international funding programs

You are planning a research stay in Germany or return to Germany after a longer research stay abroad and would like information on funding programmes?

EU funding

Marie Curie Fellowships: European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research.
Human Frontier Science ProgramThe Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support, funding frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Research is funded at all levels of biological complexity from biomolecules to the interactions between organisms.
The European Research Council (ERCprovides funding opportunities for excellent researchers and their teams regardless of their nationality and current place of work.
AgreenSkills, is an international, open, incoming-outgoing mobility programme co-funded by the European Commission in the frame of the COFUND-FP7 People Programme. This programme is coordinated by INRA and Agreenium, a consortium comprising the main French agricultural and veterinary research and higher education organisations. AgreenSkills supports inventive, talented and promising young researchers (post doc), from all disciplines and from all over the world, to develop challenging basic or targeted research projects in the fields of agriculture, environment, food and nutrition and animal health.

German funding agencies
Leopoldina:The Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship is awarded to outstanding postdoctoral scientists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is aimed at up-and-coming young scientists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who have already begun conducting independent research in natural science or medicine.
The Volkswagen Foundationis dedicated to the support of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in higher education and research. It funds research projects in path-breaking areas and provides assistance to academic institutions for the improvement of the structural conditions for their work. In particular, the Foundation perceives its mission in supporting aspiring young academics and in promoting interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
The Humbold Foundationpromotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. Whetheryou are a young postdoctoral researcher at the beginning of your academic career, an experienced, established academic, or even a world authority in your discipline - our research fellowships and research awards offer you sponsorship tailored to you and to your career situation.
Deutsche Forschungs- Gemeinschaft:Flexible individual grants and customised excellence programmes give young researchers the opportunity to advance their careers and conduct research projects in all areas of science.
Helmholtz Postdoc ProgrammeTalented young academics who have completed a promising doctoral thesis can take advantage of a new Helmholtz Association programme designed to help them further develop their scientific excellence effectively.
The Daimler and Benz Foundation  the Daimler and Benz Foundation contributes to this objective by promoting interdisciplinary research. It takes up ideas from science, the economy, and society, and makes their more detailed scientific investigation possible.
Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation: With its perspectives programme, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation wishes to give outstanding young group leaders in the fields of medicine, biology and chemistry the chance to sharpen their reseach profile and gain suitable career opportunities.