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DZG Innovation Fund 2023/24

The DZG Innovation Fund (DZGIF) is a joint research funding program of the German Centers for Health Research. Every year there will be a coordinated research topic, which allows active participation of all DZG (2023/24: Microbiome).

The aim of the DZGIF is to strengthen the networking between its members, to facilitate joint research and thus to create interdisciplinary synergies between the DZG. With the founding of the DZGIF, the centers are pooling their expertise to enable and finance promising, cross-disease research ideas that advance knowledge about the prevention and treatment of common diseases.

For the 2023/2024 call for applications, around 1.5 million euros are available to finance two cross-DZG projects. The prerequisite for funding a project is the participation of scientists from at least three of the six DZG.

Further information on the DZGIF 2023/2024 please find here:

23/09/22: Deadline submission expression of interest (download template below)
14/10/22: Partnering day (online)

Download Call 2023/2024 (PDF)
Download template expression of interest (docx)

ForTra gGmbH für Forschungstransfer der Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS)

Deadline: 23.09.2022

ForTra gGmbH für Forschungstransfer (ForTra), a subsidiary of the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS), is announcing a call for proposals to produce active compounds under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conditions which are intended to be subsequently utilized in a clinical study involving patients. The entire production process or individual parts thereof shall be funded for a variety of active compound classes, preferentially for molecules from the area of synthetic chemistry (“small molecules”, peptides, oligonucleotides, RNA, etc.). Up to three million euros are envisaged for the whole call for proposals.

For further information: Call_for_Proposals_GMP_production_ForTra


VolkswagenStiftung - Support for researchers who have fled Ukraine

Scientists who are forced to leave Ukraine due to the invasion of Russian troops can receive funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to continue their work at a university or research institute in Germany.

For further information:ützung-für-geflohene-forschende-aus-der-ukraine


Hilde Domin-Programm des Auswärtigen Amtes und des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD)


Geplanter Studienbeginn Wintersemester 2023/24
• Nominierungen: 15.07. bis 15.09.2022

Wir möchten Sie auf den kurzfristig verlängerten Nominierungszeitraum des Hilde Domin-Programms aufmerksam machen. Dieses Stipendienprogramm des Auswärtigen Amts und des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD) soll gefährdeten Studierenden und Promovierenden, denen in ihrem Herkunftsland das Recht auf Bildung verweigert wird, die Aufnahme oder Fortführung eines Studiums in Deutschland ermöglichen. Ziel ist es, dass sie ein Studium oder eine Promotion an einer deutschen Hochschule unter sicheren Rahmenbedingungen abschließen.

Informationen zum Hilde Domin-Programm finden Sie hier:


European Respiratory Society: DZL/ERS Joint Long-Term Research Fellowship

For clinicians/researchers going to one of the DZL centres in Germany

Five Long-Term Fellowships per year in on offer jointly funded by the ERS and The German Center for Lung Research ("Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung") for the duration between 12 and 24 months.

Find out more and apply for a Long-Term Research Fellowship.

Weitere Forschungsstipendien der ERS / Further ERS Fellowships


DZL Engagements