Funding for Postdocs and Junior professors

After your PhD, you should gain scientific independence and establish your own research projects. To meet this challenge, a number of programs from different funding institutions are available. For questions to specific funding programs, please ask the contact person at the research support office or the funding institution.

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For current calls see Research Funding News

For information about special events and calls for Postdocs, please subscribe to our Postdoc-Newsletter

Information on specific calls: Research Funding Snacks


  • BW Foundation: Eliteprogramm for Postdocs
  • Volkswagen Foundation: Change, Pioneers, Lichtenberg Professorships, 
  • Thyssen-Stiftung: Support of projects, 
  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Project funding, Research grants, 
  • Böckler Stiftung: Maria-Weber-Grant
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: Habilitations-Stipendium, 
  • Böhringer-Ingelheim Stiftung: Exploration Grant, Perspektives Programme "Plus 3", 
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, 

Research Stays abroad

Funding for Postdocs who want to come to Tübingen

  • Walter-Benjamin-Program
  • Teach@Tübingen
  • Funding for threatened foreign researchers: Scholars at Risk; Philipp Schwartz-Initiative of Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/philipp-schwartz-initiative-en.html
  • Humboldt-Stiftung: Humboldt-Forschungsstipendium; Georg-Forster Forschungstipendium für Postdocs aus Entwicklungsländern; Sofia-Kovalevskaja-Preis, www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/programmes-by-target-group.html
  • DAAD


  • Funding Opportunities for Postdocs
  • Intramural Funding of the Medical Faculty

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