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