Researching and Teaching abroad

DFG Research Fellowships
DFG Research Fellowships are intended to help early career researchers to conduct a defined project at a location of their choice in a country other than Germany and to use it as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with new research methods or to bring a large project to a conclusion.

Fulbright Commission (in German only)
With the provision of travel grants, the Fulbright Commission supports the development and deepening of contacts between German and American universities and research institutes. The support is aimed at promoted scientists who plan to spend at least three months teaching or research at a scientific institution in the USA.

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
This Research Fellowship enables postdoctoral researchers to conduct a long-term research project (6 to 24 months) of their choice in cooperation with an academic host at a research facility of their choice, in a country other than Germany. Applicants must have an above-average academic record and completed their doctorate not more than four years prior to their application.

Research Fellowships of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH) for postdocs in the humanities and social sciences (in German only)
These Fellowships are awarded to postdocs in the humanities and social sciences to conduct research in France. German early career postdoctoral researchers with excellent academic credentials and a very good command of the French language are eligible for application; as a rule, they should have obtained their doctoral degree not more than four years prior to their application.
Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC)
The GTC offers all full-time teaching staff at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), and especially young researchers, the opportunity to gain teaching experience at another university, preferably a foreign university.

Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship
The Leopoldina funding program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists in the natural sciences and medical fields who are under 36 years of age. The scholarship enables recipients to fully carry out their own independent project abroad at one of the most renowned research institutes in their field for a consecutive period of two to three years.

DAAD Scholarships and Fellowships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards postdoctoral scholarships to carry out special research projects abroad. Moreover, it offers various possibilities to support teaching in a foreign country.