Postdocs | Junior Research Groups

Scholarships Daimler and Benz Foundation


Each year, the Foundation awards twelve scholarships to selected postdoc researchers, junior professors, and heads of junior research groups. The objective is to reinforce the autonomy and creativity of the up-and-coming generation of scientists and to pave the way for the committed researchers’ careers during their productive postdoc phase.

The funding amounts to €40,000 per scholarship for a period of two years and can be used for various purposes, for example to

  • finance scientific assistants,
  • technical equipment,
  • research trips or
  • participation in conferences.

With its regular meetings of young scientists in this steadily growing network of scholarship-holders in Ladenburg, the Daimler and Benz Foundation also promotes the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. The funding program is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines; there are no restrictions regarding subject area. The Foundation is particularly pleased to receive applications from the hitherto underrepresented fields of the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies.

Application deadline: October 1, 2024

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Alfried Krupp Fellowships


The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is awarding up to six Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships and up to eight Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships for the academic year 2025/26. It enables the fellows to concentrate on a major scientific project independently of teaching commitments and administrative tasks. Outstanding academic personalities with a proven track record in research and teaching can apply for an Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowship. The Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships are awarded to particularly qualified young researchers with a doctorate.

Application deadline: 31 August 2024

The application requirements and further information can be found here.

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VW Stiftung: Democracies under Change


Programme: Transformational Knowledge on Democracies under Change – Transdisciplinary Perspectives

This funding programme of the Volkswagen Stiftung addresses social challenges caused by processes of change in democratic structures. Scientists and partners from (civil) society work together to address these issues and use the research results to develop recommendations for action for relevant players in politics, business or (civil) society.

Next deadline: 29 October 2024

More details and information for applicants can be found here.

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DFG Info Events on Scientific Careers


DFG Logo_blau_SProspects: Lecture Series on the DFG funding instruments for early career researchers

Join the online talk and get to know the DFG and its funding portfolio for postdocs. An overview of all funding instruments for the time after the PhD is offered, as well as specific focus talks on the Walter Benjamin Programme, the Emmy Noether Programme and the Heisenberg Programme. Advice is provided on how to prepare your proposal for the review process and your questions will be answered. PhD candidates and postdocs of all disciplines are welcome to join!

 The Webex participation link will be published on the website shortly before the event. Registration is not necessary and not possible. Please note that the possible number of participants is technically limited to 1,000 people.

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PostDoc in the USA? Yes, please!



Seize the opportunity and experience the USA with the Fulbright Research and Teaching Program.

Postdoctoral scholars interested in a three- to nine-month teaching or research stay at an academic institution in the U.S. are invited to apply. Apply now and become part of the worldwide Fulbright network.

Applications can be submitted at any time, but at least nine months before the planned start of the stay.

For questions about the Research and Teaching program, please contact


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