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.

Currently no application, program is being revised

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

Application: Anytime

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

Currently no application, program is being revised

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

No Open Call

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

Currently no application, program is being revised

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

No Open Call

Humanities and Social Sciences (call 2021)
research projects
research cooperations between researchers from Lower Saxony and Israel
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 application, program is being revised

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

No Open Call

all disciplines
Cooperative projects; Science communication
up to 4 Mio. EUR (first phase); up to 2 Mio. EUR (second phase)

Currently no application, program is being revised

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)

No Open Call

life/natural sciences
research project
prerequisite: translational interest of a European company