ORGANISATION NAMEDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
FUNDING TYPEMobility Incoming
DEADLINE DESCRIPTIONPermanently open
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
To provide outstanding researchers who fulfill the requirements for appointment to a long-term professorship with the opportunity to prepare for a leading position in science and research and to use the time to work on an advanced research topic. The Heisenberg Programme is aimed particularly at researchers who have qualified for professorship via the Emmy Noether Programme, DFG project positions, industrial research activity, or mid-level faculty positions. The target group also encompasses junior professors, those with a habilitation, and German researchers returning to Germany or qualified foreign researchers who would like to pursue an academic or scientific career in Germany
Young researchers of all disciplines who qualify for a professorship by holding a habilitation or equivalent qualification and who have proven themselves by carrying out particularly outstanding research
What is funded
Following modules are possible: Heisenberg Professorships (temporary professorship at a German university) Heisenberg Fellowships (fellowship grant and general funding allowance) A research grant may also be requested for projects in Germany. Extend of funding depends on the selected modules.
Generally 5 years
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