Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Funding opportunities for postdocs

HU Research Service Center

The HU Research Service Center hosts a portal for Postdocs, Junior Professors and leaders of Junior Research Groups, but of course also for PhD students at their final stage of their PhD and, last but not least, for international Postdocs of all career levels, who want to do research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

They provide:

  • Support in finding suitable national and international funding options, e.g. AvH, DAAD, DFG or MSCA 
  • Feedback for researchers who are submitting their funding applications
  • Development of individual „Funding Strategies“ or „Third-party-funding Careers“

Current calls


WINS Postdoctoral Fellowships

More information here


Call for Proposals for Exploration Pilots of the BUA Next Grand Challenge "Responsible Innovation in Times of Transformation"

Researchers from the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) can now apply for start-up funding as part of the Next Grand Challenge initiative "Responsible Innovation in Times of Transformation".

Call opens: January 10, 2024

Call closes: April 29, 2024, 10 a.m.

Earliest start of funding: July 01, 2024

Latest end of funding: October 31, 2026

Duration: 24 months

More info: here.


DAAD scholarship programmes "Conference Travel" and "Lecture Travel"

The two DAAD scholarship programmes "Congress Travel" and "Lecture Travel" are open again as of 1 March 2023. Both programmes are aimed at doctoral students and doctoral graduates.
The Congress Travel Programme supports active participation in congresses and the Lecture Travel Programme supports lecturing activities outside of congresses and conferences.

Call for proposals for congress tripsCall for proposals for lecture trips
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DAAD Infocenter.




Past calls


WiNS fellowships for postdoctoral researchers (deadline Aug 2022)

ProFiL-Programme for female researchers pursuing a professorship (deadline May 2023)

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for outstanding early career researchers (deadline June 2023)