Numerous foundations offer scholarships, grants, and funding programs to assist doctoral and early career researchers in their careers. The scholarship and grant landscape is very broad and the foundations listed here are select examples of possible funding bodies.
The Volkswagen Foundation places special emphasis on support of doctoral and early career researchers. It offers a series of funding initiatives such as Freigeist Fellowships or Lichtenberg Professorships. This funding is available to applicants from all disciplines.
Fritz Thyssen Foundation
The scope of funding support available from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation includes funding of research projects for set periods of time, granting of scholarships to young postdoctoral academics, support of small-scale academic conferences, and provision of travel expense subsidies. Researchers working at a university or non-profit research institution in Germany or abroad are eligible to apply. The Thyssen Foundation covers a wide range of subject areas.
Gerda Henkel Foundation
The funding measures available from the Gerda Henkel Foundation are designed primarily to support researchers in the field of the historical humanities. The types of funding from the foundation include: general research funding, doctoral funding, special programs, fellowships, and the scholarship program M4HUMAN.