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Information and Links for Research Fellows

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Fostering young talent

The KISSWIN project is the online communication and information platform for young scientists.

The German Academic International Network (GAIN) is the largest network of German scientists and academics in North America. It supports scientists in their professional reintegration and their return to Germany.

The German Scholars Organization e.V. (GSO) is committed to supporting German scientists abroad and promoting their return to Germany. As an independent and non-profit association, the GSO aims to support Germany as a science and business location.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports young researchers during their scientific careers. In addition to direct project funding, a number of DFG-funded programs enable young researchers to gain further qualifications once they have acquired initial project experience.

Published by the federal government: Bundesbericht zur Förderung des Wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (BuWin) (Government Report on the Promotion of Young Researchers – BuWiN)

Institutional funding initiatives


Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren



Alumni and Mentoring

Alumniportal Deutschland

Verband der Alumni-Organisationen im deutschsprachigen Raum 

MentorinnenNetzwerk für Frauen in der Wissenschaft


Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Gerda Henkel Stiftung



Robert Bosch Stiftung

Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen


ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius





PD Dr. Andreas Clausing

Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme

Phone 0345 47 239 - 150
Fax 0345 47 239 - 139
E-Mail andreas.clausing @leopoldina.org