Funding opportunities for foreign students and fellows

IBMI has a strong international profile with researchers from more than 25 nations and Germany offers ideal conditions to pursuit your successful research career. You will find detailed information on everything you need to know about your research stay in Germany on the “Research in Germany” portal of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

Furthermore, there is a multitude of funding opportunities available in Germany and IBMI strongly supports fellowship applications of promising candidates to join our international and multi-disciplinary research team.

If you have any questions on funding opportunities to join IBMI, do not hesitate to contact our fundraising manager .


Funding Databases:

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DAAD Scholarship database

The scholarship database by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) contains a wide range of funding programs for international students, PhD students and researchers.

EURAXESS Funding database

The EURAXESS Germany funding database essentially contains funding programs for scientists and scholars at an advanced stage of their careers.

Stipendienlotse

The scholarship database of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) contains a variety of governmental-, NGO-, and industry-funded fellowships (in German only).


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DAAD scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers many scholarships for international students to study in Germany at various degree levels..

Erasmus+

The largest provider of scholarships for study in the EU, Erasmus+ is led by the European Commission funding international students to study in Europe.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Postdoctoral research scholarships for international students funded by the European Commission.

Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral scholarships for scientists and scholars of any subject and nationality.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral scholarships for scientists and scholars from developing and transition countries.

TUM University Foundation Fellowship

Postdoctoral scholarships for early career scientists to pursue a research project at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), offered twice a year ( our institute is affiliated with TUM).

EMBO Longterm-Fellowhips

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process.

Otto Bayer Scholarship

The Otto Bayer scholarship is open to students of or young professionals with up to two years work experience in biology and molecular biology, bioengineering and bioinformatics, chemistry and biochemistry, pharmaceutics and drug discovery.

Friedrich Ebert Scholarships for foreign students

Scholarships for international students at master’s or PhD level; affiliated to the German political party “SPD” (in German only).

Friedrich Naumann Scholarships for Freedom

Scholarships for international students at master’s or PhD level; affiliated to the German political party “FDP”.

Hanns Seidel Scholarships  for foreign postgraduates and academics

Scholarships for international students at master’s or PhD level; affiliated to the German political party “CSU”.

Hans Böckler Scholarships for young academics

Scholarships for international students at PhD level; affiliated to the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB).

Heinrich Böll Scholarships for international students

Scholarships for international students at master’s or PhD level; affiliated to the German political party “Die Grünen”.

Konrad Adenauer Scholarships for foreign students

Scholarships for international students at master’s or PhD level; affiliated to the German political party “CDU”.

Rosa Luxemburg Scholarships for foreign students

Scholarships for international students at master’s or PhD level; affiliated to the German political party “Die Linke”.

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