Non-University Research Institutions
Many German research institutions are part of a research network. All these networks have their own international and are particularly interesting for researchers from abroad.
Max Planck Society: Non-profit research organization, 80 institutes, research in arts, natural and social sciences, research units and working groups, close cooperation with universities.
Helmholtz Association: 16 research centres, mostly devoted to basic research in the sciences.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: Organization for applied research and development services, more than 50 institutes.
Leibniz-Gemeinschaft: More than 80 research institutes and service facilities in all research areas.
German Research Society (DFG): Supports research at German universities (from single dissertation projects to large research clusters); international cooperation can also be financed.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Supports international research, scholarships for individual researchers, extensive and active alumni network.
Volkswagen Foundation: Supports science and technology in research and teaching in all fields of science.
Postdocs from Europe and worldwide together with a european host institution can apply for support within the framework of the EU program "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions".