Our Funding Portfolio at a Glance

Looking for a grant? Then use our search device to find the matching funding opportunity for your research proposal. Please note: As the foundation is realigning its funding strategy as of 2021, some funding offers will end, others will be readjusted - and there will be new funding measures.

all subject areas
innovative methods and activities for science communication
up to 150.000 Euro
The funding period is not strictly tied to the duration of the respective main project.

Currently no application, program is being revised

engineering sciences jointly with social sciences and/or humanities
research projects
up to 1.5 million Euro

next call planned for autumn 2022

humanities, cultural and social sciences (lead); natural, life, data and technological sciences possible
international research projects and summer schools
up to 1 million Euro for 3 partners, up to 1.5 million Euro for 5 partners
up to 4 years

apply anytime

all subject areas
preparation and storing of research data

No Open Call

all disciplines
international research projects
up to 1.5 Mio. Euro
up to 4 years

Apply Anytime

all subject areas
outstanding academics conducting research in innovative and interdisciplinary fields

no open call

all disciplines
concepts for the broadening of perspectives
up to 800,000 Euro (first phase); up to 200,000 Euro (second phase)
university professors three to five years (three to six years for the 2022 call) after taking up their first tenured professorship

| 14:00 Uhr CET

Natural sciences, engineering sciences, life sciences
Workshop participation incl. travel expenses, research projects
Life Sciences and Medicine (call 2022)
research projects
research cooperations between researchers from Lower Saxony and Israel

Currently no application, program is being revised

humanities and cultural studies, theoretical social sciences
research projects; funding of a teaching substitute
up to 250,000 or 350,000 Euro
up to 1.5 years

(online consultation: Nov. 28. and Dec. 1, 2022)

humanities, cultural studies and social sciences
funding of a substitute professorship
up to 18 months
professors who want to write an extensive scholarly treatise

No Open Call

Humanities, cultural and social sciences (lead); Cooperation with natural, life, data and technical sciences possible
(1) international cooperation projects; (2) national cooperation projects; (3) (inter-)national summer schools
(Inter-)national research groups, inter- and transdisciplinary teams possible
All disciplines
Innovative pioneer projects for the (German) research system
Max. 500.000 EUR
Max. 3 years
PhDs, professors and academic administrators at German universities and research institutes
disciplines conducting research on research
summer schools and workshops
events aim to address young researchers in Germany

initiative is currently being revised

all disciplines
symposia at the conference center Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover
prerequisites: interdisciplinary, international context; active participation of both young and experienced researchers; adequate involvement of female researchers

| 2 PM CET (postponed from Aug. 25, 2022)

Humanities, Social Sciences
symposia at the conference center Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover