Caroline von Humboldt Grant Programme

The Caroline von Humboldt Grant Programme consists of flexible scholarships for excellent PhD or graduate students.

Deadline: January 1 and June 3, 2016

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HFSP Program and Young Investigator Grants

The Human Frontier Science Program’s (HFSP) opened a new round of applications for the Program and Young Investigator Grants. Research grants are provided to teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise using innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. You must register and obtain a 2016 reference number via the website by March 21, 2016. Submission of Letters of Intent deadline: March 31, 2016. Further information:

MINT Excellence Stipends

The financial sercive firm MLP offers 30 stipends to STEM students that also include exclusive seminars and soft skill training. Deadline: April 15, 2016. Further information:

Stipends for Masters and PhD Students

Master’s and PhD students at the Humboldt University in the transition phase between the end of their master’s degree and the start of their PhD or who are about to complete their doctorate and wish to conduct a postdoctoral project are eligible to apply for the Humboldt Research Track Scholarship and Humboldt Postdoctoral Scholarship respectively.

Humboldt Research Track Scholarship: 800 EUR/month for up to six months. Further information:

Humboldt Postdoctoral Scholarship: 1500 EUR/month for up to six months. Further information

Deadline: May 15, 2016 for funding starting August 1, 2016.

Humboldt Senior Advisor

Deans or managing directors of institutes at the Humboldt-Universität or groups of at least three junior researchers together with the designated Senior Advisor can submit a proposal to obtain funding for the position of Humboldt Senior Advisor. Senior Advisors provide guidance on research projects, serve as mentors for young researchers, or act as contact persons for non-university projects promoting young researchers The duration of each Senior Advisor contract is flexible between several months and up to a maximum of one year.

Deadline: May 15, for funding starting August 1. Further information:


1 April to 15 May for funding starting 1 August
1 June to 15 July for funding starting 1 October
1 September to 15 October for funding starting 1 February
1 December to 15 January for funding starting 1 April.

Fellowship of the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Stiftung

The Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Stiftung awards fellowships for postdocs (2 years) in the area of life sciences (biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, etc.). Funding for PhD students for 3 years is awarded in exceptional cases. Deadline: July 15, 2016. More information:

Thiemann-Fellowship of the DGN

The German Society for Neurology (DGN) awards one fellowship for a young researcher (below the age of 40) in the field of Parkinson’s Disease to conduct research in another institution in Germany or abroad. The fellowship includes a salary of EUR 50,000 for one year, no consumables. Deadline: July 31, 2016. More information:

Else Kröner Memorial-Stipendium

The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung awards three Else Kröner Memorial stipends (salary up to €90’000 and consumables €20’000 p.a.) to young physicians who want to conduct research. Research projects can be up to two years and have to be performed at a German University clinic. Deadline: August 31, 2015. Further information:

Else Kröner-Exzellenzstipendien

The Else Kroener-Fresenius Foundation awards fellowships medical doctors to be able do research for two years. Candidates should have finished their specialty and their habilitation should not be finished longer than five years ago. Successful applicants will receive stipends of max. EUR 120,000 p.a. and additional research money of EUR 30,000 p.a. Application Deadline: September 01, 2016. Further information:

PhD Stipend: Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin

Do you want to pursue a PhD or are you at the end of your PhD and your funding is running out? Apply for a stipend with the Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium of Berlin. Next Deadline: November 20, 2015, April 15, 2016. More information can be found here:




Oppenheim-Preis 2016

The Deutsche Dystonie-Gesellschaft awards excellent clinical and basic research in the area of dystonia with the Oppenheim-Preis 2016 (€5,000). Contributions about the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of dystonia as well as the psychosocial situation of the concerned are wanted, particularly from scientists below the age of 40. Deadline: January 31, 2016. More information:

Young Scientist Award 2013 of the Competence Network Stroke

Exellent clinical or preclinical research in the field of stroke by a young scientist (not older than 36 years) can be awarded with €2,000. Deadline: February 28, 2016. More information:


The German Society of Neurology and the German Stroke Society award excellent research in the areas of cerebrovascular diseases, cerebral blood flow or brain metabolism with the Adolf-Wallenberg-Preis (€5,000). Young German or international researchers up to 40 years of age are eligible to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2015. Further information:


Female postdocs can apply for the Helene-Lang-Preis 2015 awarded with €10,000. The award criteria are excellent PhD in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering or technology as well as excellent teaching ability, current research, and publication. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Further information:

Neurowind e.V. Forschungspreis

The Neurowind e.V. is awarding €20,000 sponsored by Merck Serono for experimental neurology research by young scientists (not older than 35 years) active in the fields of neuroninflammation, neurodegeneration, and neurovascular topics. Deadline: August 31, 2015. More information: (in German only!). Contributions published in English can be submitted.

Awards of the DGKN: Alois-Kornmüller-Preis and Neurosonologie-Preis

The German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging offers a €3,500 award for young scientists below the age of 35: The Alois-Kornmüller-Preis for excellent research in the field of clinical neurophysiology using functional imaging and the Neurosonologie-Preis for excellent research in the field of neurosonology. Deadline: September 30, 2016. More information:

Young Scientist Award 2015 of

The career platform calls for applications for their annual Young Scientist Award for scientists below the age of 35. The young scientists are awarded €5,000 for outstanding commitment, ideas for the future or their action to positively influence science and research. Deadline: September 30, 2015. More information:

Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize is the most prestigious award for the next generation of top neuroscientists in Europe. All European neuroscientists under the age of 40, who have demonstrated outstanding and independent scientific creativity and productivity, as documented by multiple and excellent publications in leading scientific journals, are eligible. The prize consists of two parts: the prize money of € 50,000 for the winner’s personal use and a sum of € 25,000 to set up a collaborative partnership or mentoring relationship so that the winner can work with one of the top global scientists in his/her field and receive career support. The prize is announced every two years by the Charitable Hertie Foundation and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). Nomination deadline: November 1, 2014. More information:

Michael Prize

Awarded for the first time in 1963 to encourage epilepsy research in Germany, to date the MICHAEL PRIZE is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best contributions to experimental and clinical research which promote further developments in epileptology. The MICHAEL PRIZE is awarded biennially and is specifically addressed to younger researchers not older than 45 years of age. The prize money is 20 000 Euro. The MICHAEL PRIZE 2017 will be awarded for research in one of the following fields: Clinical neurophysiology, Neuropsychology, Psychology and Psychiatry, Neuroimaging. Deadline: December 31, 2016. More information: