Here you find a selection of international Post-Doc stipends and job offers.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

All Funding Programs

JSPS Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Applicants have the opportunity to stay in Japan (short term: up to 12 months; long term: up to 24 months).


First information about the comprehensive research and innovation funding you can find here. It would be wise to get in contact with the BMBF for detailed information.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Travel Grants

Applicants get the chance to work abroad for up to 3 months.

Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation

NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

These grants provide each scientist with up to $35,000 per year for two years to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Get added to their mailing list to not miss any deadline.

Daimler and Benz Foundation

The Daimler and Benz Foundation Scholarship Program

The scholarships are awarded for two years with € 20,000 per year. Applications can be written in either German or English and have to be submitted by midnight on October 1, 2019.


DFG Research Fellowship

Proposals may be submitted at any time. Funding up to 2 years.

Walter Benjamin Programme

The new DFG-funded stipend started in 07.2019 and is thought to support young postdocs for up to 2 years within Germany and abroad.


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EMBO Long-Term Fellowships

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Deadline for May evaluation is the second Friday of February and for November evaluation second Friday of May.

EMBO Short-Term Fellowships

Short-Term Fellowships fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries.


ERC Starting Grants

Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD (Extensions are possible under certain circumstances — see the latest ERC Work Programme) can apply. A scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal are desired.


FENS provides grants and stipends for senior scientists and young researchers to facilitate mobility and scientific exchange in FENS training activities and international meetings.

Grants and Stipends for higher education and training activities

Travel Grants

Young Principal Investigator Grants

Research Grants

Job Market

Human Frontier Science Program

HFSP Postdoc Fellowships

HFSPO offers 3-year postdoctoral fellowships to enable the most talented early career scientists, trained in the life sciences or in the physical sciences, to extend their scientific repertoire in laboratories abroad.


Leopoldina Postdoc Sholarship – Abroad

Sholarship will be funded for up to 2 years with 2000 € per month. Applications may be submitted at any time. Decisions to award grants are made four times a year. Awards meetings are held on average every three to four months.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

European and Global Individual Fellowships

Individual Marie Curie Fellowships (IF) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.

Otto von Guericke University


Stifterverband der Wissenschaft

Fellowprogramm Freies Wissen (only in German)

Young scientists have the chance to get financial support (5.000 € per month), intensive qualification and mentoring offers.

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science


Application for an up to 5 year fellowship. Application closed for 2019.

Volkswagen Foundation

Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas

Funding will be up to 120.000 € for up to 18 months. Deadlines for application are 01. August 2019 and 05. August 2020.

Freigeit Fellowship

Funding of your own position as head of a junior research group for up to 6 (+2) years.

You did not find the appropriate position?

Check the webpage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for postdoc opportunities.