A–D

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

For: top researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: up to €5 million award money to finance a professorship for the first five years

Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship

E–H

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: Germany

What: 6–24-month research stay abroad

Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers working in applied research

From: non-European countries

What: €45,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €45,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Frontiers of Research Symposia

For: outstanding young researchers

From: Germany and a partner country

What: three- to four-day symposia

Georg Forster Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: developing and transition countries in accordance with OECD (excluding PR China and India)

What: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Georg Forster Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: developing or transition countries in accordance with OECD (excluding PR China and India)

What: 6–24-month research stay in Germany

German Chancellor Fellowship

For: university graduates with initial leadership experience

From: Brazil, China, India, Russia, USA

What: 12-month project in Germany

German Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Rwanda

For: mathematicians holding a doctoral degree

From: all countries

What: funding of up to €560,000

Henriette Herz, portrait by Anton Graff

Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

For: outstanding (junior) professors and (junior) research group leaders

From: Germany

What: up to three permissions to recommend candidates for a Humboldt Research Fellowship

Hezekiah Wardwell Fellowship

For: musicians or musicologists

From: Spain

What: up to two semesters of an advanced degree programme or further training at an academy of music or a conservatory in Germany

Humboldt Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Humboldt Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: 6–24-month research stay in Germany

I–L

International Climate Protection Fellowship

For: prospective leaders and postdocs with climate expertise

From: non-European developing and transition countries

What: 12–24-month project in Germany

International research awards for renowned academics from Germany

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: Germany

What: award money (invitation to a research stay possible)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers

From: Germany

What: 6–24-month research stay in Japan

Konrad Adenauer Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: Canada

What: €60,000 award money (up to 12 months research stay in Germany possible)

M–P

Max Planck Research Award

For: outstanding researchers

From: all countries

What: €750,000 award money

Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

For: outstanding researchers (up to 15 years after completing their doctorate)

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €80,000 award money in addition to €1.5 million for research collaboration in Germany

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: Germany

What: 3–12-month research stay in Taiwan

Philipp Franz von Siebold Award

For: japanese researchers

From: Japan

What: €50,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Philipp Schwartz Initiative

For: researchers at risk

From: all countries (excluding Europe)

What: 24 (+12) months full fellowship in Germany

Q–T

Reimar Lüst Award

For: Highly respected humanities scholars and social scientists

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

For: top-rank junior researchers

From: all countries (except Germany)

What: up to €1.65 million for 5 years to head a research group in Germany