page 1 „The Research Opportunities in Germany“ – The International Way
page 2 Research in Germany A tradition in research. The quality of German research has always been outstanding. Göttingen University alone has produced a total of 42 Nobel laureates.
page 3 Research in Germany Unity of teaching and research Co-operation with industry in appropriate disciplines of applied sciences R&D expenditure in Germany is among the highest of the world (2,3% of GNP): Researchers find well-equipped laboratories and libraries Germany has a network of particular non-university based research facilities, working closely together with universities Max Planck Society (MPG) Leibniz Science Association Fraunhofer Society (FhG) HelmholtzAssociation of National Research Centres
page 4 Research in Germany Scientific contacts Institutions Support Conditions
page 5 Contacts The Searchengine of Researchportal.Net www.forschungsportal.net
page 7 Institutions DFG – German Research Foundation www.dfg.de Central public funding organisation for academic research (higher education institutions and publicly-funded research institutes) in Germany
page 8 Institutions/Support DFG: Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs) www.dfg.de
page 9 Institutions/Support DFG: International Research Training Groups International Research Training Groups Purpose: To provide funding for international research training To promote the internationalisation of science and research in Germany Application requirements/ Eligibility: Faculty members working at German universities and their counterparts abroad jointly apply Joint programme needs to prove the excellence of the individual research site as well as the benefits gained from the integration of complementary expertise Each group must have a viable size of 5–10 researchers Foreign partners are expected to acquire funding from national sources for complementary financing Cooperation agreements are possible with any country Funding: The DFG supports the German partner with funding for: Doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships Travel allowances Funding for short- and long-term exchanges Joint workshops and seminars Consumables, equipment Sabbaticals for participating university teachers
page 10 Institutions/Support DFG: Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche) www.dfg.de
page 11 Institutions Max Planck Society/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, MPG www.mpg.de The MPG promotes research done at its own institutes. Research in the natural sciences, biosciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. About 80 institutes, research centres, laboratories and research groups, some 11,200 staff, of which around 3,100 were research scientists. Around half came from abroad.
page 12 Institutions/Support MPG: International Research Schools www.mpg.de
page 13 Institutions Fraunhofer Society/Fraunhofer –Gesellschaft, FhG www.fhg.de Applied research organisation. 56 research institutes employ a staff of some 11.000, mainly scientists, academics and engineers. International cooperation is advanced by FhG branch offices located in the United States, Asia and now, Russia
page 14 Institutions Leibniz Association (WGL) Association of 78 research institutes, 5 scientific sections. The research responsibilities of the Leibniz institutes span the gap between knowledge- oriented pure research (see MPG) and applied research (see FhG). The WGL has a staff of more than 11,000, of whom more than 600 are visiting academics and scientists. www.wgl.de
page 15 Institutions/Support Leibnitz-DAAD-Scholarships Programme Opportunity to complete a research project or a programme of continuing education and training at a research institute which is member of the Leibniz Association. The research topics are specified by the institutes themselves www.wgl.de www.daad.de
page 16 Institutions Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres/Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (HGF) www.helmholtz.de 16 German Helmholtz Centres joined together to form the “Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren” (HGF) Total staff of around 22,000. Research and development activities in the fields of science and engineering as well as biomedicine Special fellowships programme
page 17 Institutions German Research Organizations in Russia DFG Moscow Office: Dr. Christian Schaich Tel.: +7-095/956-2690;Fax: +7-095/956-2706 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Kasatschij per. 5/2 109017 Moscow Russia HGF Moscow Office: Dr. Bertram Heinze Tel.: +7 (095) 981 17 63; Fax: +7 (095) 981 17 65 E-mail: email@example.com Malaya Pirogovskaya 5, 119435 Moscow Russia Fraunhofer Moscow Office Numerous inter-institutional projects
page 18 Support DAAD German Academic Exchange Service www.daad.ru
page 19 Support DAAD: Scholarships and grants Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists Mikhail Lomonosov Research Grants Nikolai Vavilov Research Grants Leonhard-Euler Scholarship Programme DAAD-Leibnitz DAAD-Helmholtz Inter-University Partnerships Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders Visiting Professorships Programme www.daad.ru www.daad.de
page 20 Support DAAD: International Postgraduate Programmes (IPP) www.daad.de/ipp/en
page 21 Support Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (AvH) www.avh.de Humboldt Research Fellowships: € 2.100 to € 3.000, up to 24 months Humboldt Research Awards: max. € 75.000, awardees invited to carry out research projects in Germany (6-12 months)
page 22 Support Others www.daad.ru Political Academic Governemental, Federal, Regional European (Marie Curie) Private companies Public
page 23 Conditions Legal conditions: Visa § Special agreement Russia-Germany; New Immigration Act: Visiting academics and researchers will normally receive a limited residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis). This is issued for the purpose of gainful employment. Highly-qualified persons (which expressly includes, in particular, academics and researchers with particular subject experience and expertise, as well as academic and research staff in outstanding positions) can, in particular cases, immediately receive an unlimited settlement permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Financial conditions: € Moderate living costs: A single needs an average amount of € 680 per month. Grants for academics/researchers – between approx. 1300 – 3000 €
page 24 Welcome to Germany! In the heart of Europe, friendly people and great research opportunities are waiting for you... 2004: approx.