DFG: Emmy Noether Programme

Funded by

German Research Foundation (DFG)

Target group



Candidates are expected to have an excellent research project and at least 2 years and up to a maximum of 4 years (medical researchers: up to 6 years) of postdoctoral experience including substantial international research experience; foreign applicants are eligible if they intend to continue their research career in Germany following completion at the end of the funding period.

Programme description

This programme enables outstanding postdocs/junior researchers to rapidly qualify for leading positions in science and research or for a university teaching career by heading an independent junior research group and assuming relevant teaching duties.


Funding for an independent junior research group; includes supervisory salary and covers expenses for staff and consumables necessary to complete the project during the funding period.


Generally 5 years (maximum of 6 years).


Proposals can be submitted at any time.

Further information:

Emmy Noether Programme: www.dfg.de/emmy_noether/en

German Research Foundation (DFG)

German Research Foundation (DFG)

The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. With 594 elected review board members representing as many disciplines in 48 standing review boards it serves all branches of science and the humanities. www.dfg.de German Research Foundation (DFG)