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Nationale Förderung

Antragsberatung: DFG, Stiftungen

Dr. Susanne Pütz

Tel.: +49 271 740-4944

E-Mail: susanne.puetz@zv.uni-siegen.de


Antragsberatung: Bundesministerien, Landesministerien 

Dr. Clemens Stupperich

Tel.: +49 271 740-4837

E-Mail: clemens.stupperich@zv.uni-siegen.de


Europäische Förderprogramme

Antragstellung HORIZON 2020

Dipl. Ing. (FH) Peter Stolpp 

Tel.: +49 271 740-4940

E-Mail: peter.stolpp@zv.uni-siegen.de


Antragstellung Horizon 2020

Tobias Hafer M.Sc.

Tel.: +49 271 740-5040

E-Mail: tobias.hafer@zv.uni-siegen.de


Foundations and other Funding Providers

Foundations play a central role in the promotion of science in Germany and support not only person-oriented funding, but also research projects and collaborative research. Foundations are attractive sponsors for extraordinary research projects, since they frequently support areas of research and topics which lie beyond the scope of the mainstream.

Stifterverband In order to sort through the abundance of foundations to find the right sponsor for your area, searching through the databank of the donor's association for the promotion of humanities and sciences in Germany may be very helpful.

 Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen  Also search for a foundation with the Association of German Foundations.


The academy program of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities serves the long-term fundamental research in the humanities. The central task of the academy program, confirmed by the Science Council, is to develop, secure and visualize our cultural tradition. To be included in the academic program, research projects must meet the following criteria: interregional national significance, high scientific relevance, a duration between 12 and 25 years, and a financial minimum volume of 120,000 euros per year.


The AvH promotes, above all, the international exchange between excellent foreign and German researchers through research grants and research awards.



The Alfred Toepfer Foundation is active as a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting culture, research, educational projects, and nature conservation across Europe



The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation grants an annual promotion prize, which amounts to EUR 1 million, to young university teachers in the field of natural, and engineering sciences and awards scholarships in the field of museum and photography.









The regular Bayer Fellowship Program is aimed at students in science, engineering and medical disciplines. Internationality is a central aspect.









In the Perspectives Program "Plus 3", junior group leaders in medicine, biology and chemistry can apply for funding of their independent work group. Upon approval they receive from € 200,000 to € 300,000 per year for up to three years to continue their research program. The grant includes one's own post as well as staff resources for, e.g., a postdoctoral student and / or two doctoral students, one TA as well as equipment and travel expenses. With the exploration grants, junior group leaders are able to attract flexible resources for material, consumption and personnel resources to test new ideas.



The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds supports an international scholarship program promoting young researchers of all nationalities who do basic biomedical research.


The Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim foundation for the promotion of the humanities exclusively awards aid for printing costs for scientific works. It promotes the book, which is still by far the most important work instrument for the humanities. Particularly the printing of dissertations and habilitations is encouraged.


The DAAD promotes the international exchange of students and scholars.





The Daimler and Benz Foundation supports postdoctoral staff, junior professors with scholarships for the financing of auxiliary staff, technical equipment, research trips or attending conferences.

The German Federal Environmental Foundation sponsors projects focusing on sustainable development of environmental and healthy processes, climate protection and energy, architecture and construction, nature conservation and applied environmental research.

 Deutsche Friedensforschung

The German Foundation  for Peace Research supports peace and conflict research in Germany as well as research projects, scientific conferences, networking and transfer projects.


Funding can be applied for in the fields of history, language & culture, impressions, state, economy & society, international relations and medicine and natural sciences. Funded are conferences, scholarships, travel, print and library aid. In addition, funds can be used in international scholarship and exchange programs.


The FAZIT-STIFTUNG promotes doctoral and postdoctoral studies at universities (scholarships, printing-cost subsidies, travel expenses grants), junior staff in the newspaper industry (scholarships for journalism schools), science and research (grants at universities, technical colleges, colleges of applied science, and research institutes of the Max Planck Society), projects which serve science, education or ethnicity, museums and culture (cultural institutions of the city of Frankfurt/Main)

 Gerda Henkelneu

The main focus of funding is on the historical humanities, especially on the support of research projects from the following disciplines: archeology, history, historical Islamic studies, art history, legal history, prehistory, and history of science. In addition to the promotion of research projects, doctoral fellowships are also awarded.


The Hans Böckler Foundation is the DGB's co-determination research and study promotion program. Research projects, junior research groups as well as doctoral colleges can be applied for in the six sociologically and socio-politically oriented main research priorities. In addition, the Foundation grants study and doctoral fellowships.



 Hertz neu

Promotes scientific exchange by awarding scholarships for international research stays. Heinrich Hertz fellowships are awarded to scientists who are active in NRW and are planning a research project abroad, as well as researchers from abroad who are planning a research project in NRW.

 Max Weber

The Max Weber Foundation, with the support of the Peters-Beer Foundation, once annually awards Gerald D. Feldman travel aids to internationally oriented young scholars. Travel allowances are intended to improve the professional chances for guest scientists in the qualification phase.


The Robert Bosch Foundation is active in the fields of health, international understanding, society, education, culture and science. It offers a wide range of scholarship programs to promote the exchange and training of international junior managers. The scholarships are only awarded in the context of tenders.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is an institution for political education whose aim is to contribute to democracy, social justice, and solidarity through political education, as well as to correct social, gender, or ethnic discrimination. The RL Foundation supports study and doctoral fellowships as well as individual projects in the area of political education.


In addition to the promotion of people and structures, the VW Foundation's portfolio contains the challenges of science and society, international affairs, open to the extraordinary, and the transfer of scientific knowledge, as well as communication. But also the funding initiative "Original – isn’t it?" for the humanities and cultural sciences as well as "Experiment!" in the field of natural sciences, engineering and life sciences, offer an original perspective and risky research ideas.