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Financing your research

Financing your research is of course a very important matter. In Germany there are different organizations that promote research projects. You may find a good overview of sponsoring organizations as well as plenty of other useful information through the following websites:


The German Mobility Center at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)) "EURAXESS " is part of a network of mobility centers in the EU Member States and some associated countries (Switzerland, Israel, Canada, Turkey).

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The Mobility Center's purpose is to provide scientists and scholars coming to Germany with information and assistance. In cooperation with the Mobility Centers in the respective target countries, it also offers information and counselling for researchers from Germany who want to pursue research in other EU Member States.

The Mobility Center offers general information on a variety of topics and directs you to competent people that deal with specific topics. Furthermore it offers a very interesting job search database for researchers who want to register and submit their personal profile.

European Charter for Researchers - code of conduct

Before you commit to your research project you should read through your rights and responsibilities, which are set down in the European Charter for Researchers (PDF/2,85 MB - English version starts on page 37) . This recommended charter was published by the European Union on 11 March 2005. It also presents a code of conduct for the employment/placement of researchers. This documents stresses the importance of equal opportunities, work conditions and the appreciation of individual strengths young scientists have.

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Welcome Center

for International Visiting Researchers and PhD Candidates


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