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»Fraunhofer Attract« grant, 2020 rounds

Deadlines: 23 March 2020 / 7 October 2020


The »Fraunhofer Attract« grant is the excellence stipend programme of Fraunhofer. »Fraunhofer Attract« invites outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer.

The grant 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.

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.

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

An idea becomes an innovation if it comes to use. The grant »Fraunhofer Attract« offers outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market.

Next deadlines:

  • 1st round 2020: 23 March 2020
  • 2nd round 2020: 7 October 2020

(vía Research in Germany)

[Boletín SIUN 472, 6 de febrero de 2020]

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