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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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We promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.

  • Our research fellowships and research awards allow you to come to Germany to work on a research project you have chosen yourself together with a host and collaborative partner.
  • If you are a scientist or scholar from Germany you can profit from our support and carry out a research project abroad as a guest of one of more than 30,000 Humboldt Foundation alumni worldwide - the Humboldtians.
  • As an intermediary organisation for German foreign cultural and educational policy we promote international cultural dialogue and academic exchange.



German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” at AIMS Senegal (mathematicians holding a doctoral degree)

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship (postdocs, experienced researchers)

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

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The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) is a public foundation – an independent, non-profit organization for the exclusive and direct promotion of basic research in biomedicine. We support excellent scientists worldwide who elucidate the basic phenomena of human life and push the boundaries of our knowledge through experimental research. We believe that a stimulating environment, scientific freedom, and a sound financial basis are essential to the development of great scientific ideas and discoveries.


PhD fellowships (basic biomedical research)

MD fellowships (medical students, experimental projects in basic biomedical research)

Travel grants (MD, PhD, postdocs)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central, independent research funding organisation in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects at universities and other research institutions.

The DFG promotes excellence by selecting the best research projects on a competitive basis and facilitating national and international collaboration among researchers. Its mandate also includes encouraging the advancement and training of early career researchers, promoting gender equality in the German scientific and academic communities, providing scientific policy advice, and fostering relations between the research community and society and the private sector.


Walter Benjamin Programme (Postdocs)

Heisenberg Programme (Researchers in all disciplines who have qualified for a professorship by completing the habilitation or an equivalent qualification and who have a track record of outstanding research work)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Since it was founded in 1925, around 2.6 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

In 2019, the DAAD funded more than 145.000 German and international scholars worldwide. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad.


Funding for Outgoings

The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM

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Since 2001 the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung has supported the international exchange of students and young vocationally qualified people by awarding the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM. You are all part of a living network. Because the award of the scholarship is the start of an active relationship of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung with its alumni, a whole life long, if they so wish.

With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung enables both young people from Baden-Württemberg to spend some time abroad and invites foreign scholarship holders to get to know Baden-Württemberg. For this purpose they receive a scholarship amounting to up to EUR 1,400 per month for a maximum of eleven months. Since the exchange figures in the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP countries) as well as the Least Developed Countries (LDC) were very low, the Baden-Württemberg Foundation has additionally supported this networking with the regional development component (REK) since 2017.

When their placement is confirmed and in particular after their return from their time abroad, the scholarship holders are supported ideally and integrated into a comprehensive international network in which people from the widest range of disciplines and cultures can contact each other. In the Regional Chapters, via the exclusive online portal BWS-World and at numerous networking events in Baden-Württemberg and beyond, the scholarship holders can network with each other and further enhance their professional and personal skills. In this way the scholarship holders help shape the "Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM" network themselves and profit both professionally and personally from the diversity of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM.


Stipendium für Studierende und Berufseinsteiger (all disciplines)