Postdoc Issues – Some Useful Links

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation

Sponsorship Programmes for Postdoctoral Scientists and Scholars – We promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. Whether you are a young postdoctoral researcher at the beginning of your academic career, an experienced, established academic, or even a world authority in your discipline - our research fellowships and research awards offer you sponsorship tailored to you and to your career situation.

VolkswagenStiftung (Volkswagen Foundation)

'Freigeist' Fellowships – A great opportunity for junior researchers in all disciplines: The 'Freigeist' initiative is directed toward enthusiastic and charismatic scientists and scholars with an outstanding record: through a highly flexible funding scheme junior researchers are given the opportunity to enjoy maximum freedom in their early scientific career (for at least 5 years). Deadline for application: October 15, 2014 and February 15, 2016 Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants. Applications must be filed electronically via the application portal.

Daimler und Benz Stiftung

Postdoctoral Scholarships – Every year, the Daimler and Benz Foundation awards ten scholarships to exceptional postdoctoral students, assistant professors, and young managers of new research projects. Our goal is to support the autonomy and creativity of our next generation of academics and to help committed researchers as they begin their postdoctoral academic careers. The recipients receive scholarships of €20,000 a year for two years to finance research assistants, technical equipment, research trips and attendance at conferences. By hosting gatherings for the steadily increasing network of scholarship recipients in Ladenburg, the Daimler and Benz Foundation also provides a forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary ideas. Application deadline: October 15, 2014