Support programs

Whether for new young scientists or experienced scientists, Germany offers a wide variety of support programs. Some are explicitly aimed at returnees as well as at junior professors and scientists with children.

For returnees 

With their scientist returnee program, the GSO and the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung support institutes of higher education in Baden-Württemberg that appoint outstanding German researchers from abroad.

In the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the EU Commission, European Fellowships are offered as an individual funding measure. These include a Reintegration Panel, which promotes the return of researchers from third countries to Europe.

The DFG and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung offer their stipendiaries who live abroad the possibility of applying for additional returnee grants.

For ambitious young scientists 

The current calls of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts support ambitious new young scientists in Baden-Württemberg.

The Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung awards research grants with which young scientists and experienced scientists can carry out a research project in Germany that they select themselves.  

For women 

The Professorinnenprogramm also helps female scientists to find jobs. Other offers for women are the Margarete-von-Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm and the Brigitte-Schlieben-Lange-Programm, which supports female scientists with children.