Germany: Fraunhofer Attract Research Grants

"Fraunhofer Attract" gives researchers the chance to head their own research group, taking responsibility for budgets and personnel. Through its funding programme, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports external researchers wishing to work closely with industry with a view to turning their findings into practical applications. Fraunhofer currently runs 72 institutes and research institutions in Germany.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • outstanding scientists in the postdoc phase and application-oriented researchers from industry and business

  • a project idea that shows a high degree of innovation and very good utilisation potential and that would be an excellent match with the strategy of a Fraunhofer institute

  • joint application with the head of a Fraunhofer institute

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • a research budget of 2.5 million euros over a period of five years

  • outstanding working conditions in fully-equipped Fraunhofer laboratories

  • the chance to set up and run a new research group at a Fraunhofer institute


Next Deadline: 8 March 2022