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Apply by: 4 June 2024
PhD & Postdoc: life sciences, physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering and related research fields

Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science

Up to 50 doctoral students in their interdisciplinary research are getting supported. The funding is aimed at PhD students and postdocs working on interdisciplinary research questions at the interfaces between life sciences and physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering and related research fields.
Go to Joachim Herz Foundation


Apply by: 31 August 2024
PhD & Postdoc: all disciplines with focus on climate change and extreme weather events

Allianz Climate Risk Award

Launched in 2017, the Allianz Climate Risk Award celebrates scientists at the start of their career whose work sheds light on the nexus between climate change and extreme weather events.
The award is open to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers whose research focuses on reducing the risk of extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change by promoting resilience through the use of technological solutions.
Go to Allianz SE


Apply by: various deadlines (depending on applicant’s country of origin)
Graduates, PhD, Postdoc & Advanced research: all disciplines

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

The aim of this programme is to enable former scholarship holders from abroad to return to Germany and carry out research and working projects. There are funding opportunities for different qualification phases and stages in a career.
Go to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Apply by: various deadlines
PhD & Postdoc: all disciplines

Falling Walls Labs 2024

The 2024 international Lab season has officially begun!
Students and early-career professionals of all disciplines are invited to apply to international Falling Walls Labs with their innovative ideas.
Go to Falling Walls Foundation


Open call: Apply to the International Senior Fellowship Programme 2025/2026 at the College for Social Sciences and Humanities at the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) before 10 June here.

Take your chance to secure one of up to 20 Senior Fellowships awarded for six months. They may start on 1 March 2025 or 1 September 2025.

As the programme is based on the principle of collaboration, applicants are required to identify a matching tandem partner from the UA Ruhr.

Tandem partnerships can be established with senior researchers from one of the three member universities of the UA Ruhr working in the fields of social sciences or humanities. The tandem partners will actively integrate the international Senior Fellows into the academic landscape of the UA Ruhr.



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