Our Funding Portfolio at a Glance

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Deadline:
all disciplines
own position (head of junior research group)
depending on the nature of the project, up to 2.2 million Euro for two funding phases
prerequisites: PhD degree no longer than four years prior to submission; linked to research institution in Germany; completed change of academic environment and research sojourn abroad

Workshops/Summer Schools: Apply Anytime

humanities and cultural studies
workshops and small-scale summer schools (funding line 2)
prerequisite: equitable combination of qualitative-hermeneutical and digital procedures
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 (Full Grants)

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

Structurally-Oriented Measures: Apply Anytime

all disciplines
events/meetings (science/research); structural PhD programs; reintegration measures
researchers in Central Asia and Caucasus with cooperation partners in Germany
Deadline:

(original deadline: May 12, 2020)

cultural and social sciences, humanities
international research projects
up to 1 million Euro for 3 partners, up to 1.5 million Euro for 5 partners
consortia involving 3-5 principal investigators from at least 3 different European countries, with main-applicant from a German university/research institution
Deadline:
science, engineering, life sciences
concepts towards multidisciplinary qualification of a research team
3 to 4 years; optional planning grant: 9 to 18 months
outstandingly qualified group leaders and professors in Germany; international partners welcome
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(Small Grants)

all disciplines
new research project or additional module within currently funded project
up to 120,000 Euro (flexible use)
up to 18 months
Deadline:
science and engineering, life sciences
research projects
up to 120,000 Euro (flexible use)
up to 18 months

Do Not Apply Without Prior Consultation

all disciplines
own position or fellowship
researchers who are or were funded by the Foundation and who wish to integrate refugee scholars into their research context
humanities, cultural and social sciences
international research projects
up to 1,5 million Euro
up to 4 years

No Open Call

social sciences
international research projects
up to 1.5 million Euro
up to 4 years

No Open Call

life and social sciences
international research projects
up to 1.5 million Euro
max. 3-5 Jahre

Workshops / Summer Schools: Apply Anytime

all disciplines
workshops, symposia and summer schools in Sub-Saharan Africa
prerequisite: main applicant in Germany with cooperation partner in Africa

Apply Anytime

all subject areas
professorship
outstanding academics conducting research in innovative and interdisciplinary fields
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(Final Call)

natural and life sciences
research projects
up to 5 years
researchers at all stages of their postdoctoral career; single or integrative joint projects (up to 5 partners), opt. to include international partners
Deadline:
all disciplines
concepts for the broadening of perspectives
up to 1 million Euro
university professors three to five years after taking up their first tenured professorship

Deadline 2020: To Be Announced in Spring 2020

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Sciences (call 2019)
research projects
research cooperations between researchers from Lower Saxony and Israel

Do not Apply Without Prior Consultation

all disciplines
research projects; seed funding/infrastructure/teaching
researchers in Germany, interdisciplinary or international cooperations are welcome
Deadline:
humanities, cultural studies and social sciences
funding of a substitute professorship
up to 18 months
professors who want to write an extensive scholarly treatise
humanities and cultural studies, theoretical social sciences
research projects; funding of a teaching substitute
up to 100,000 or 200,000 Euro (depending on funding line)
post-doctoral researchers/project teams in Germany; possible to include international cooperation partners

Do Not Apply Without Prior Consultation

all subject areas
innovative methods and activities for science communication and knowledge transfer
throughout the duration of the planned or already granted project
Deadline:

(12 pm MET)

all disciplines
Cooperative projects; Science communication
up to 4 Mio. EUR (first phase); up to 2 Mio. EUR (second phase)
Deadline:
all disciplines
symposia (usually in Herrenhausen Palace convention center, Hannover); summer schools (throughout Germany)
prerequisites: interdisciplinary, international context; active participation on the part of both young and experienced researchers; adequate involvement of female researchers (speakers & participants)

Currently no Open Call 

all disciplines
research projects, events (science/research)
projects aiming at structural innovation and internationalization of research and higher education
Deadline:

(Last Call) (Deadline Postponed from Sept.16, 2020)

all "rare subjects"
strategic concepts
up to 1 million euros
up to 7 years