DFG Emmy Noether Programme
Funding source: German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
Funding: own position, postdocs, PhD students, equipment, travel
Duration: 3+3 years
Eligibility: Early career researchers with an excellent doctorate and a strong scientific track record; proposal submission normally up to 4 years after completion of the doctorate (extended by two years per child under the age of 12); at least two years of postdoctoral experience (prior to the start of the grant); substantial international research experience; foreign applicants are expected to continue their research career in Germany after the grant (written letter of intent required).
Deadlines: No application deadlines
The Emmy Noether Programme enables highly qualified early career researchers to become eligible for a university teaching career within a continuous period of six years. Proposals may be submitted to the DFG at any time. Funding is initially awarded for a three-year period, with the possibility of an additional three years. An evaluation is carried out at the end of the third year on the basis of an interim report. If the evaluation is successful, approval is given for another three years.
Regarding the funding, there are different modules that can be applied for. The main ones which are typically required are the module “Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader”, requesting funding for your position as project leader under the Emmy Noether Programme, and the “Basic Module” intended to request funding for direct project costs, project-specific staff (excluding the own position), and instrumentation necessary to carry out the project.
The Emmy Noether programme is primarily targeting for universities as host institution. However, also a Max Planck Institute can be the host. The possibilities for supervising doctoral students and for teaching need to be demonstrated.