Funding Organisations

Research funding in Germany is provided by government bodies, various organisations, including many of the large non-university research institutions, and industry. Below you will find a list of German funding organisations.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes research collaborations between excellent foreign and German researchers. It awards over 700 research scholarships and research prizes every year. More Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Companies

Companies

More than two-thirds of the annual funds invested in research come from industry. Companies either conduct research themselves or collaborate with research partners. More Companies

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers More German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Research Foundation (DFG)

German Research Foundation (DFG)

The DFG is the largest research funding organisation in Germany. It supports research in higher education and public research institutions, but does not run any research establishments itself. More German Research Foundation (DFG)

European Union

European Union

The European Union funds research in a variety of ways. These include not only Framework Programme measures and the European Research Council’s support for basic research, but also the funding of interchange between European countries. More European Union

Federal and State Governments

Federal and State Governments

Federal and state governments are the main sponsors of research in Germany alongside industry. More Federal and State Governments

Foundations

Foundations

Public and private foundations enable research through the provision of funding. The range of different foundations is very wide. More Foundations

StipendiumPlus – Organisations for the Promotion of Young Talent

StipendiumPlus – Organisations for the Promotion of Young Talent

Twelve organisations that work nationwide have come together to form StipendiumPlus under the umbrella of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. They support outstanding undergraduate and doctoral students. More StipendiumPlus – Organisations for the Promotion of Young Talent

Funding by Research Organisations

Funding by Research Organisations

The Leibniz Association brings together over 80 research institutions working in many different disciplines. It offers many interesting opportunities for doctoral students and senior researchers. More Funding by Research Organisations