Useful resources for research and investigation of suitable funding

ELFI - Database introduction video

Funding Databases

Stipendienlotse

Stipendienlotse - Scholarship database of BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research): Database with more than 500 funding programmes, public as well as private offerers. Page is only available in German
http://www.stipendienlotse.de


EURAXESS Germany

EURAXESS Gemany - funding database (incoming + outgoing)  http://www.euraxess.de/portal/funding_database.html



Funding Database of the Federal Government

Complete and current overview of funding programmes of the Federation, the Länder and the European Union. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, available only in German

http://www.foerderdatenbank.de/

 


German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. The DAAD promotes international relations of German universities with foreign countries through the exchange of students and scientists (75,000 Promoted in 2012) by more than 250 international programs and projects. http://www.daad.de

The "DAAD-country machine":

  • Study and research in Germany: DAAD Scholarship Database for foreigners to promote studies and research internships at German universities and research institutions

Funding catalogue of the Federal Government

Current information on more than 110,000 completed and still running funding projects in the area of the direct project funding issued by the federal government (BMBF, BMWI, BMU). Page only available in German. http://foerderportal.bund.de/foekat/


Service - Portals

Kooperation International

Communication platform and guide for international cooperation in education and research.

The information portfolio of the portal includes comprehensive country dossiers for research and educational landscapes, detailed cluster portraits of outstanding high-tech locations, messages, appointments, events, announcements, and programs and tenders in an international context. International working actors and organisations are presented and also have the opportunity to communicate their activities even through the portal.

http://www.kooperation-international.de/


Forschungsportal.net

Forschungsportal.Net is a search engine for the scientific field that focuses exclusively on websites of government-funded science organisations and research institutes such as universities, colleges, the Fraunhofer Society, the Max Planck Society, or the German National Library (dissertation search). Forschungsportal.Net searches 27,000 web server with 12 million web pages. In addition, the search engine also searches websites of projects that are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). http://www.forschungsportal.net/


GEPRIS (German Project Information System)

Database of current DFG-funded research projects:


http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/OCTOPUS/

 


DFG - Your First Proposal

The website Your first proposal provides useful tips and tricks on how to apply for a non-cash benefit, a research grant and information on DFG initial proposal writing


Euraxess- Researchers‘ Mobility Portal

 

EURAXESS is a unique European Research Area (ERA) initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services for European and non-European researchers wishing to pursue research careers in Europe. It offers access to the job market; assists researchers in advancing their careers in another European country and supports research organisations in their search for outstanding research talent. EURAXESS is a pan-European initiative, supported by 40 participating countries across Europe.

  • EURAXESS Jobs  is  a free recruitment tool with information about job vacancies, funding opportunities and fellowships throughout Europe. Posting their CV will allow recruiters to find them.
  • EURAXESS Services is a network of more than 500 Service Centres located in 40 European countries. These Centres help researchers and their families to plan and organise their move to a foreign country. This free personalised assistance helps researchers tackle issues such as accommodation, visa and work permits, language lessons, schools for their children, social security and medical care.

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/


KISSWIN

 

KISSWIN is a central communication and information platform for young researchers. The portal offers information about academic career paths, funding opportunities, funding organisations, funding research, databases, job exchange, editorial news, messages and appointments as well as a community and forum

 http://www.kisswin.de


Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.
The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is supported by the following Federal Ministries

  •     Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  •     Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
  •     Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  •     Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS)
  •     Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
  •     Federal Foreign Office (AA)

Here you can find information about

  •     the research and funding structure of the Federal Government, Federal States and the European Commission
  •     R&D funding programmes and the persons to contact
  •     the exploitation of research results and funding for patent applications
  •     technology-based start-up companies
  •     research and innovation funding for SMEs
  •     funding for young scientists
  •     international scientific and technological cooperation

http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/


Akademia.Net - Profiles of Leading Women Scientists

 

In collaboration with "Spektrum der Wissenschaft", "Nature" and the German science organisations the Robert Bosch Foundation has developed a web portal for outstanding female scientists. AcademiaNet should help to identify suitable candidates for the appointment of scientific committees and leadership positions there. This should significantly increase the proportion of female executives in science.

www.academia-net.org


BILAT- bilateral EU cooperation in science

The web portal provides an entry point for current BILAT projects of the EU, for example, with countries like the U.S., Brazil and Jordan. BILAT projects support the development of partnerships in research and technology with third countries which have already signed a cooperation agreement with the EU, or will do so in the foreseeable future. In addition to links to the project sites, the site provides mainly a common database on funding opportunities in third countries that are open to European researchers.

http://www.bilat.eu


Job Exchanges

Euraxess

Euraxess - Job Search

http://www.euraxess.de/

 


Die Zeit – academics

Die Zeit – academics

http://www.academics.de/


Sciencecareers

Career platform of the „Science“ magazine
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/


Naturejobs

Career platform of „Nature“
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html


Earthworks-Jobs

ELFI - Funding Database

The weekly updated database contains a large number of cross-sectional and detailed information about approximately 8000 research funding programmes of over 3700 national and international funding authorities and provides information on 256 research and 31 cross-cutting issues.ELFI is not free of charge. GFZ has a campus license for ELFI. The use of the subscription is possible only from a computer with an IP number from the GFZ.