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If you are interested in coming to Tuebingen, you may be wondering how the German research system works or how to fund your stay. The following resources should get you started.

Research in Germany

This initiative by the German Federal Government provides information for international researchers on various topics of particular interest, from the structure of the research system to planning your stay.

Additionally, they provide specific information for...


Research funding

If you're planning to apply for a grant to come to Tuebingen, please contact the TRC partner institution you're interested in. They will be able to provide institution-specific advice. 

General funding databases that include calls and grants options include:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 

  • Programmes for Researchers

  • The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad. It provides grants and awards to outstanding scientists who have found a German host institution.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 

  • Funding Programmes

  • The DFG is Germany's main research funding organisation. It is possible to apply for most grants in English.

Euraxess Germany 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • Scholarship Database

  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. It provides funding both for German researchers looking to go abroad and international researchers looking to come to Germany.

Stipendienlotse (in German)

Updated 09/02/2017 10:52am

At a Glance

  • Researchers wanting to come to Tuebingen have many options. This page provides an overview of the German research system and funding opportunities that should help you get started.
  • If you are interested in applying for a job at one of the Tuebingen Research Campus partner institutions, please click here.
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Research in Tuebingen

Tuebingen is a special place for research. Very few locations offer such a wide range of research areas in such close proximity – both physically and figuratively. Not only are all of Tuebingen’s research institutions just a stone’s throw away from each other, they also collaborate closely within the Tuebingen Research Campus.

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Life in Tuebingen

Life in Tuebingen is life in the heart of Europe and in one of Germany’s most scenic and economically competitive regions. It's a bustling mediaeval town with a young, international, and vibrant population and a rich cultural and artistic scene. Lectures, concerts, film festivals, and more: life in Tuebingen never gets boring.

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Excellence Initiative

The unique research environment in Tuebingen provides an ideal ground for collaborative projects in various areas. This is one of the many reasons why Tuebingen has received funding from the German government's Excellence Initiative in all three funding lines. And excellence attracts further excellence: over the years, more and more top-level research institutions have come to the city, forming the rich and vibrant academic community of the Tuebingen Research Campus.

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