Fraunhofer Attract Program by Funded by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports internationally networked, application-oriented research and is the largest organization of its kind in Europe.

Overview

The foundation attracts offers outstanding scientists the opportunity to develop innovative ideas towards an actual application by setting up their own research group in close cooperation with industry.

The grant provides scientists and researchers with an attractive package of both funding and management responsibility, as well as outstanding working conditions in optimally equipped labs.

Eligibility Conditions

Junior and senior researchers

  1. Excellent qualifications and an outstanding research track record
  2. PhD or equivalent qualification, preferably postdoctoral experience
  3. Promising and innovative idea for industrial application matching the business and technology fields of a specific Fraunhofer Institute
  4. Firm grasp of traditional leadership and management skills

Further application requirements

The application must be submitted jointly by the researcher and the Fraunhofer Institute into which the research group is to be integrated.

Funding Details

Work contract and funding of up to 2.5 million euros for five years (approx. 500,000 euros per year) for research staff, equipment and the group leader’s salary.

Duration

Five (05) years for the establishment of an independent group; long-term prospect of establishing a new R&D segment within the Fraunhofer Institute.

Application Procedure

Two (02) calls for proposals per year. Applications must be submitted to Fraunhofer by email. Only joint applications by the scientist and the institute director are considered.

Overview————-
Organization Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/ Foundation
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral  Scientist
Country Germany
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount Varies according to the experience
Eligibility Open for all applicants
Deadline Twice a year
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