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Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel:  +49 (0)721 608-46185
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-46222

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KHYS Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten

Funding Options

A huge number of foundations and organizations offer funding for junior scientists during the course of their scientific career. We would like to offer you a current overview of the different funding options. We regularly update the database and send e-mails containing information on some of the programs to all of those who have registered for the KHYS network

  • Please click on the target group to find the grant or funding option that may suit your needs!

    Funding for Doctoral Researchers >> more
    Funding for Postdoctoral Researchers >> more
    Special Programs for Women >> more
    Research Travel and Visiting Researchers Scholarships >> more
    Grants for Materials and Travel Expenses >> more


  • You have been extremely successful in your studies? Then get informed about young-scientist awards and prizes.
    Young-scientist Awards and Prizes >>more

  • For ease of reference, the relevant foundations and organizations have been arranged in alphabetical order.
    Please also have a look at the chapters on financing in our e-guide
    "Doing Your PhD at KIT" (German only). If you have any questions concerning funding opportunities please contact Jana Schmitt, Jutta Klein-Hitpaß or .

Another option for financing your doctoral thesis would be to write it within the framework of a work contract with a company. The CareerService events offered at KIT will enable you to make contact with an appropriate company.




Scholarship databases

The following databases might help you to find various funding possibilities:

  • Online network for scholarships and career – e-fellows >> Info
  • DFG - Funding Programmes >> Info
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research – Stipendienlotse (only available in German) >> Info
  • Study Support – MyStipendium (only available in German) >> Info
  • EU Scholarship Portal >> Info
  • Kisswin - information and consulting for academic careers >> Info
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) >> Info
  • Euraxess database >> Info
  • FIT (Scholarships and various other funding measures, only available in German) >> Info
  • Deutsches Informationszentrum Kulturförderung (Funding for Humanities) >> Info
  • Association of German Foundations (mostly non-academic, search engine only in German) >> Info