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 >> info
Funding for postdoctoral researchers >> info
Special programs for women >> info
Research travel and visiting researchers scholarships >> info
Grants for materials and travel expenses >> info
- You have been extremely successful in your studies? Then get informed about young-scientist awards and prizes.
- Young-scientist awards and prizes >>info
- 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 Dorit Dietel-Kronwald.
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