"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
Deadline: 15 September 2021