Announcements and Open Calls

Here you can find current announcements and tenders which might be of interest for FIAS scientists. The date on the left side highlights the submission deadline. Further information are available upon clicking the title.

Please note: Announcements from German funding organisations are mostly only available in German language.

Funding programmes of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, BMWi; limited selection)

BMBF allgemein

New BMBF funding measure:

"Agile Research"

The BMBF intends to analyse currently relevant technological or social issues of IT security, communication systems and digitisation and to quickly develop innovative solution concepts in order to promote IT security and privacy as well as access to high-performance communication networks. The funding measure aims to react agilely to threats arising from current security gaps and novel attack methods on ICT systems. Furthermore, the funding measure serves the objective of reacting agilely to changing demands on communication systems and of advancing the research and development of new innovative technologies.

Within the framework of separate calls for proposals, interested parties are invited to submit project outlines by the respective deadline. With the call for proposals, supplementary information on this funding guideline, the thematic focus and structure of the funding as well as the deadline are published.

BMBF - Funding programmes of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Calls for Proposals - Information for Researchers (limited selection)


DFG - Calls for Proposals - Information for Researchers

Open Calls


DAAD - General information incl. Funding opportunities

VolkswagenStiftung - Funding


VolkswagenStiftung Funding Portfolio at a Glance

Schering Stiftung - Open Calls and Awards

Current open calls for proposals

Horizon 2020: Work programmes with the call topics for 2020 published

On 2 July 2019, the European Commission published the updated work programmes with the call topics for the last year of the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Eleven billion euros are available for the calls for proposals in 2020.
The European Research Council (ERC) awards 2.2 billion euros, its largest annual funding ever for frontier research. In preparation for the follow-up programme Horizont Europa (2021 - 2027), the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council will receive a budget of 1.2 billion euros.

Work programme 2018-2020 "Information and communication technologies"

Work programme 2018-2020 "Secure, clean and efficient energy"

Work programme 2018-2020 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing"

Further information on all working programmes


EU - Latest Horizon 2020 calls for proposals