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.
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