Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
German Research Foundation (DFG): Heisenberg Programme (Heisenberg Fellowship/Heisenberg Professorship)
November 2005 saw the launch of the Heisenberg Professorships and Fellowships. Applicants for a Heisenberg Professorship will, beside a DFG review, also go through an appointment procedure at the admitting higher-education institution, which must create the professor position and clarify to which extent this position constitutes a structural development. The admitting institution must also guarantee that, where permitted under state law, Heisenberg professors will be funded by the institution's budget once the five-year DFG funding period is over.
40 to 50 sponsorships with a maximum funding period of five years are granted each year. The funding amount depends on the selected module. The Heisenberg Fellowship is worth EUR 4,450 a month plus a general allowance for direct project costs, the funding amount of the Heisenberg Professorship is currently of EUR 8,250 each month.
- Heisenberg Fellowship: This module provides for a monthly grant of EUR 4,450 for the cost of living plus a general allowance for direct project costs. It is possible to convert a Heisenberg Fellowship into a Heisenberg Professorship if, after already holding a Heisenberg Fellowship, all requirements are met.
- Heisenberg Professorship: Funding for Heisenberg Professors will be awarded according to the personnel cost category for professors, that is, about EUR 8,250 per month.