Our Funding Portfolio at a Glance

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no open call

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
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
Deadline:
technical 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:
humanities, cultural and social sciences
international research projects
up to 1 million Euro
consortia involving 3-5 principal investigators from at least 3 different European countries
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
all subject areas
support for public relations activities for grant recipients of the Volkswagen Foundation; specific calls are also open to new applicants
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

no open call

social sciences
international research projects
up to 1,5 million Euro
up to 4 years

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
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

Deadline: will be announced in Spring '19

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:
alle Fachgebiete
Concepts for the broadening of perspectives
Up to 1 million Euro
Professors three to five years after taking up their first tenured professorship

Deadline: Autumn 2019

biological and life sciences, medicine (call 2018)
research projects
research cooperations between researchers from Lower Saxony and Israel

no further call

all disciplines
research projects
research institutions in Lower Saxony, Germany

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

currently no open call (Fellowships in the U.S./Canada)

Humanities
own position (postdoc) for research stay abroad
9-12 months
postdocs who wish to spend time researching in Germany or the USA/Canada
Deadline:

(Symposia)

all disciplines
symposia (in Herrenhausen Palace convention center, Hannover); summer schools (throughout Germany)
prerequisites: interdisciplinary, international context; active participation on the part of young researchers; significant involvement of female researchers (speakers & participants)

Currently no Open Call test

all disciplines
research projects, events (science/research)
projects aiming at structural innovation and internationalization of research and higher education
Deadline:
all "rare subjects"
strategic concepts (funding line 1); ideas competition (funding line 2)
up to 1 million euros (funding line 1); up to 100,000 euros (funding line 2)
up to 7 years (funding line 1)