Resources for Faculty (from Germany and North America)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, which is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the International Research Fund for Germany, enables award winners to carry out long-term and ground-breaking research at universities and research institutions in Germany. The award funds, totalling 5 million EUR for academics in experimental disciplines and 3.5 million EUR for researchers in theoretical disciplines, are made available for a period of five years. More


Faculty support from the DAAD ranges from funding for conferences to language programs in Germany. Check out the database with opportunities for faculty and researchers. Link



Heisenberg Program – Professorship
The Heisenberg Program is directed primarily at those researchers who have qualified for professorship via the Emmy Noether Program, DFG staff positions, private-sector research or non-faculty academic positions. The target group also includes junior professors who have received positive evaluations, those who have achieved their habilitation or equivalent, and German researchers returning from abroad, as well as appropriately qualified foreign researchers looking to pursue careers in Germany. More

Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators
For applicants who are interested in a temporary position as principal investigator as part of a research grant or in the Research Units and Priority Programs. To learn more about the research grants program, its objectives, eligibility requirements, and what types of funding are available, please refer to the guidlines of the research grants program.



Fraunhofer Attract
The grant »Fraunhofer Attract« offers outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market. The scientist will be offered a budget of 2.5 Million Euro over 5 years to lead a group of 3-5 co-workers. More

For more funding and job offers from Fraunhofer, check here.