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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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