ORGANISATION NAMEDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
DEADLINE DESCRIPTIONNo specific calls, permanent possibility to hand in proposals
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
To provide outstanding young researchers with the opportunity to rapidly qualify for a leading position in science and research or for a university teaching career by leading an independent junior research group and assuming relevant teaching duties. To recruit young, outstanding post-docs working abroad (back) to Germany. Foreign applicants are expected to continue their scientific career in Germany following completion of the funding period. This intent must be confirmed by the applicant and submitted with the proposal. The DFG especially encourages proposals from female researchers.
All excellent early stage researchers, German or foreign, generally with up to 4 years experience after obtaining a doctorate and two years of postdoctoral experience, with substantial international experience and rapid completion of research training.
What is funded
Extend of funding depends on the selected modules. Possible modules are: Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader (your position) Basic Module (direct project costs, project-specific staff, and instrumentation) Temporary Substitutes for Clinicians Mercator Fellow Project-Specific Workshops Public Relations
Generally 5 years