Amount of Funding
Continuous intake. The committee makes decisions twice a year, in spring and fall.
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Value: Travel expenses plus €2,650 EUR per month, plus family allowance and language fellowship.
Duration: 6 to 24 months (research stay).
Eligibility: Completed their PhD no longer than 4 years ago.
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
Value: €3,150 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Various other expenses are also covered, e.g., €800 Euros/month for research costs, family allowances, child care support for single parents etc.
Duration: 6 to 18 month (research stay).
Eligibility: Researchers outside of Germany who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
Value: €45,000 EUR.
Duration: 6 to 12 months (academic collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany)
Eligibility: Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, provided that they have received their doctoral degree within the past 18 years.
Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award
Duration: up to 1 year (academic collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany)
Note: A director or senior academic of a Fraunhofer Institute must take the initiative to nominate a candidate for the Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award.
Grants for Research in Germany
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