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Research Funding

The Research Promotion Section and the EU Office of TU Berlin are important contact points in matters of research funding.

Following list shall give you an overview of possible opportunities.

Please also inform yourself on the respective websites.

"Eigene Stelle" (Temporary Position)

German Research Foundation (DFG) - "Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators" (Part of the Research Grant Program)
Type
Enabling researchers to carry out a project on a specifically defined topic within a limited time period
Duration and scope
Staff costs, direct project costs and instrumentation initially for 2-3 years 
Application
no deadlines

Further details
Regulations for Research Grants apply
DFG Walter Benjamin-Programme
Type
Conduction of an independent research project; support of mobility and thematic development relevant in the early career phase
Duration and scope
max. 2 years; a scholarship is granted abroad, a post in the personnel category "postdoctoral researcher and comparable" is granted in Germany
Application
no deadlines
Further details
Applicable are early stage researchers
Fritz Thyssen Foundation - "own post" (Part of the Research Grant Program)
Type
Support for time-limited and focused projects with special regard to early stage researchers.
Duration and scope
1 position TV-L E13 and direct project costs for up to 3 years
Deadlines
2 deadlines per year

Further details

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Junior Research Groups and Junior Professorships

German Research Foundation - Emmy Noether Programme (DFG)
Type
leading an independent junior research group to qualify for a professorship or comparable position in science and research. 
Duration and scope
max. 6 years
Deadlines

no deadlines; processing takes 6 month
Further detailes

within 2-4 Jahre after doctoral degree, not at the degree-awarding institution; significant international research experience and publications; excellent research project

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): Junior Research Groups
Type
leading an independent junior research group to qualify for a professorship or comparable position in science and research. 
Duration and scope
staff and direct project costs to up to 5 years (evaluation after 3 years)
Deadlines

announced through specific calls
Further details

specific calls in different subject areas; please sign on for the ministry newsletter
Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups
Type
individual support for talented early stage researchers and qualification for a university career by leading a junior research group
Duration and scope
min. 300.000 € per year for staff, direct project costs and investments; max. 6 years (evaluation after 3-4 years)
Application

annual deadline

Further details

within 2-6 years after doctoral degree
Robert Bosch Junior Professorship Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources
Type
leading a junior research group
Duration and scope
up to 1 Mio € for 5 years for staff and direct project costs
Application

annual deadline
Further details

up to 5 Jahre after doctoral degree; subject areas: natural sciences, social, developmental, political, medical and public health sciences
VolkswagenStiftung: Freigeist-Fellowships

Type
support of young researchers with a free spirit, open to new horizons and combining critical analysis with imagination and innovative solutions.
Duration and scope
5+3 years; staff and direct project costs; renewal after positive evaluation
Application

annual deadline
Further details

within 1-4 Jahre after doctoral degree;
contribution from the hosting institution is expected (creating a permanent position after 8 years)
ERC Starting Grant
Type
establishing a research group in Europe (focus on excellence)
Duration and scope
5 years; max. 1.5 million Euro (possibly + 500.000 Euro)
Application

annual calls in July; deadline generally autumn
Further details

2-7 years after doctoral degree

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Beratung - Post-Doc-Förderung

Susanne Teichmann
Room FH 602
Fraunhoferstraße 33-36
+49 (0)30 314-25908

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Beratung - nationale Förderer

Dagmar Otto
+49 (0)30 314-29576
Room FH 733

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Beratung - EU-Programme

Sabine Hutfilter
+49 (0)30 314-27618
Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
Room FH 608

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