This page offers you a useful list of links for various areas, e.g. financing, research and junior research support, as well as day-to- day life in Greifswald.

Please note that our links are currently being restructured and that you might find duplicates. Please excuse this, after finishing the “renovation” work, we hope to provide a simple link structure.

General Information

International Office

Welcome Centre

Family-Friendly University

Social/Psychological Advice

Ombudsmann Herr Prof. Dr. Fritz Scholz
Ombudsman for any questions concerning academic misconduct

Ethics Commission of University Medicine Greifswald [de]

Tips on Writing Theses

Tips from renowned professors and lecturers on academic writing and offers for subject-specific proof-reading.

Statistical Advice

The statistical service from Novustat covers consultancy and evaluation services in all areas of theoretical and applied statistics.

Financing, Research and Research Support

Centre for Research Support and Commercial Services (ZFF)

The Centre for Research Support and Commercial Services offers a regular update on current funding opportunities (including project grants, fellowship grants, awards and prizes)- The ZFF team also offers individual advice in German or English to young researchers looking to develop a third party funded postdoctoral research proposal.


Start-Up Funding for Postdocs at the University of Greifswald

Communication and Information System “Junior Academics” [de]

Association of German Foundations

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Research page of the Federal Ministry of Education and Reseach (BMBF) with search engine and dissertation search

Federal Funding Advisory Service “Research and Innovation”
The Federal Funding Advisory Service "Research and Innovation" is the central point of contact for any questions regarding research and funding.

KOWI - European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen)
The Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations provides information and advises you on doctoral and postdoctoral funding programmes from the European Union and offers local informational events. 

Research in Germany
Information plattform of the initiative to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany"

German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
Information and services for university professors and up-and-coming academics in Germany


The German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) all offer programmes that enable early stage postdocs from any field to finance specific aspects of their research activities.

Doing Research at the University of Greifswald

  • DFG - Research Grants - Research grants enable individuals with PhD to carry out clearly defined research projects. For researchers without a permanent position, temporary positions "Eigene Stelle" (up to 36 months) can be financed.
  • DFG - Research Fellowships - With a research fellowship, postdocs can spend up to 24 months at a research institution abroad in order to carry out a clear defined research project or learn new research methods. The DFG also offers holders of research fellowships an additional six month grant to aid their reintegration into the German research system.
  • DFG - Scientific Networks  - Young researchers based at German research institutions can apply for funds to establish a scientific network. Funding covers travel cost for members to network meetings, travel for guest experts, coordination costs, and a publication allowance.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (incoming) - Researchers based abroad who have completed their PhD within the last four years and wish to conduct a long term research project (up to 24 months) at a research institution in Germany can apply for a Humboldt Research Fellowship.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (outgoing) - German based researchers who have completed their PhD within the last four years can apply for a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship to conduct a long term research project (up to 24 months) at a research institution abroad.
  • DAAD - Travel Grants for International Congresses and Guest Lectures - Information in German only. International travel grants for researchers (incl. PhD students) based in Germany to participate in conferences or to hold invited lectures. During PhD phase and the first five years after succesful completion, researchers can receive fund annually, otherwise no more than once every two years.Applications for Congress Grants must be submitted at least four month in advance. Applications for Guest Lecture Grants must be submitted at least one month before departure.
  • DAAD - Postdoc Reseach Fellowship Programme (outgoing) - German based researchers who have gained their doctorate within the last four years can submit an application to the DAAD outgoing Postdoc research fellowship programme. Fellowships can be awarded for up to 24 months.


In addition to the programmes outlined above, more experienced postdocs (from two years after completion of PhD) can submit applications in the following programmes:

  • Käthe-Kluth-Stipendium
  • DFG Emmy Noether Programm
  • ERC Starting Grants
  • Marie Curie Fellowship
Networking and Careers


Junges Kolleg Greifswald
For scholarships from the organisations for the promotion of young talent.
Organises presentations, colloquiums, symposiums and more modern types of events.

European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
International federation of 34 national organisations of PhD candidates from the European Union and the Council of Europe

Humanity and Social Science
Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities and social science.
Communication and information platform for young researchers. The website provides information about career paths and funding opportunities. 

Here, researchers and journalists publish articles about topics concerning science in politics, religion, philosophy, art and industry. 

Interdisciplinary network for postdoctoral candidates and postdocs. Seminars, workshops, networking nationwide. 

Die Bildungsgewerkschaft (Education Union)
GEW project group "DoktorandInnen" ("PhD Candidates")


KarriereWegeMentoring Wissenschaft MV (CareerPathMentoring M-V)
The joint project "KarriereWegeMentoring Wissenschaft MV" is part of the state mentoring initiative, being implemented by both the University of Greifswald and the University of Rostock. 

Worldwide job offers

Working Abroad
Information and job advertisements - an offer from the Federal Employment Agency
Online scholarships and career network

Job offers and graduate programmes (from the journal Science)