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Funding lines, awards, programs. Find a selection of current calls related to computational neuroscience and the Bernstein Network.

CZS Nexus

The funding programme supports outstanding young scientists who wish to implement exciting ideas at interfaces between various STEM fields.

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Addressees: Postdoctoral researchers

Heisenberg Programme

The Heisenberg Programme is directed primarily at those researchers who have qualified for professorship via the Emmy Noether Programme, leadership of a junior research group, DFG project staff positions, private-sector research or mid-level faculty positions. The target group also includes junior professors who have received positive evaluations, those who have achieved their habilitation or an equivalent qualification, and German researchers returning from abroad, as well as appropriately qualified foreign researchers (who have not yet achieved a full professorship) looking to pursue careers in Germany.

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Addressees: Researchers in all disciplines who have qualified for a professorship

Emmy Noether Programme

The Emmy Noether Programme gives exceptionally qualified early career researchers the chance to qualify for the post of professor at a university by leading an independent junior research group for a period of six years.

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Addressees: postdocs and junior professors

Walter Benjamin Programme

The Walter Benjamin Programme enables researchers in the postdoctoral training phase to independently conduct their own research project at a location of their choice.

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Addressees: Postdocs

Scholarships for doctoral students

Are you looking for funding to realise your doctoral project? Do your previous study and examination achievements demonstrate a special ability with regard to academic work? Is your work making a significant contribution to research? Then become a doctoral scholarship holder of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom! We support around 150 doctoral students from all disciplines annually who are working on a convincing and innovative research project and have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a university.

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Addressees: Students

Doctoral Scholarships

Various kinds of scholarships for doctoral students exist which vary in their eligibility requirements.

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Addressees: Students

Klaus Tschira Boost Fund

A joint program by GSO and Klaus Tschira Stiftung offering flexible funding and career development to promote researchers in the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Deadline: October 23, 2024

Addressees: Postdocs

Interdisciplinary Projects under the Reinhart Koselleck Programme

Interdisciplinary research is often particularly challenging and requires special efforts at newly emerging interfaces. In order to create an additional opportunity for interdisciplinary research and to make the achievements of scientists who conduct research at scientific boundaries more visible, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) launches an open call under the Reinhart Koselleck programme. The aim is to enable outstanding researchers with a proven scientific track record to pursue exceptionally interdisciplinary and innovative projects.

Deadline: October 8, 2024

Addressees: Scientists with interdisciplinary projects

Tenure Track Professorship

Wübben Stiftung Wissenschaft’s Tenure Track Professorship program supports German universities in appointing and onboarding international talents for tenure track positions by funding the first years of the professorship.

Deadline: October 1, 2024

Addressees: outstanding researchers from abroad

Rise up!

The Rise up! programme is aimed at outstanding and exceptionally creative basic scientists in biology, chemistry, and medicine who have accepted their first appointment to an associate professorship at a German university. With Rise up!, they can bring forward an especially innovative research programme that may have a lasting impact on their field.

Deadline: September 15, 2024

Addressees: Scientists with accepted associate (W2) professorship at a German university

Plus 3 perspectives programme

With its Plus 3 funding programme, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation aims to support outstanding junior group leaders in Germany conducting basic research in biology, chemistry, and medicine.

Deadline: September 15, 2024

Addressees: Junior group leaders in Germany

EBRAINS 2.0 Open Calls

Through open calls, new data and workflows will be integrated into EBRAINS to enhance the existing services and tools and thus foster innovation and collaboration, equal opportunities and ultimately accelerate the progress in the field of neuroscience and brain health. Additionally, workflows, models and simulations developed within the consortium will be tested and validated by external partners to strengthen use cases and scientific excellence.

Deadline: September 2, 2024

Addressees: Applicants must be established in the EU Member States or Horizon Europe-Associated Countries.

ERC Advanced Grants

ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their research proposal.

Deadline: August 29, 2024

Addressees: Principal Investigators