Information services and research opportunities

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

The German Research Foundation is the most important organisation for the support of research at universities and publicly-funded research institutes in Germany. Its website offers many tips concerning funding programmes for young scientists.

Website of the German Research Foundation

Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen

The major German research funding organisations have created a common service platform that offers information and consulting on research abroad as well as regular lectures and events on research in the European Union.

Website of the Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen

National contacts for the EU framework programme

Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (Trade Union for Education and Research)

  • Information about postdocs and research
  • Overview on jobs and funding programmes

Website of the Trade Union for Education and Research

Data Base Elfi

The data base Elfi offers an summary of national and international research funding opportunities. It covers all subject and offers a choice of search criteria. You have to register in order to use it.

Data Base Elfi

This is a free online search site offering information about more than 10,000 foundations with their own URL who are active in Germany.

Index of German foundations

Research websites

Search sites for project funding

General search