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Funding for Postdocs

As postdocs you have the chance to apply for different grants depending on where you are on your career path and whether you want to work at the University of Bremen or abroad. This overview shows the main grant possibilities. Listed below the chart you find the links for further information on each of the grants. You are welcome to contact us at BYRD or our colleagues at the Central Research Development Fund department and the advisors for national and European fundings for further details and individual consultation.

Bremen University provides several funding opportunities for Postdocs in their different career stages. The grants are administrated by the CRDF. Please contact our colleagues at the Funding Advisory Service for details.

The German Research Foundation has different funding programmes suiting your respective career phases. Please have a look at their website and contact us or our colleagues at the Funding Advisory Service for further consultations.

The DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service is your first contact for individual grants abroad as well as grants for international researchers in Germany. Please contact the Funding Advisory Service and the International Office for further information.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports German researchers going abroad as well as international researchers coming to Bremen University. Please contact the International Office for further information.

The European Research council (ERC) provides different grants for individual research projects. Via Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions you can apply for individual fellowships either as researcher from Bremen who wants to go abroad or as international researcher coming to Bremen University.

Please find information and counselling for both programmes here.

The YERUN network, of which the University of Bremen is a member, annually grants Research Mobility Awards for research stays at other YERUN universities. The YERUN Resarch Mobility Award enables you to visit European partner universities in order to launch new research co-operations with Bremen University. Please find further information here.

Likewise you can apply for the YUFE Mobility Award offering short research stays at one of the YUFE universities to enhance the cooperation within the alliance. Please find further information here.

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