American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

A Professional Partner of The

Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation

Doing Research in Germany

Germany is making a sustained and significant investment in research and scholarship. German funding organizations offer many diverse research opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines. Science and research in Germany are facilitated by an excellent infrastructure and well-equipped research facilities. Germany offers a variety of research locations: universities, non-university institutes, companies and institutions run by federal or state (Länder) authorities. There are approximately 750 publicly funded research institutions in Germany. More information on the German research landscape can be found at the Research in Germany website.

Benefits of doing research in Germany

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Other resources and funding opportunities for doing research in Germany

Many organizations, foundations, universities and institutions provide useful information and resources regarding funding opportunities and networks in Germany. Some of the key organizations are listed here:



Contact the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at or the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at

Didn’t find a funding program or organization that works for you? Visit the Research in Germany website to learn about other opportunities.