Promoting Scientists on an International Level

Worldwide cooperation is the key to achieving outstanding scientific results and fostering innovation. For this reason, the Helmholtz Association uses funding from its Initiative and Networking Fund to specifically strengthen internationality. The focus here is on cooperation with China and Russia. In addition, the Helmholtz Association supports its research centres when applying for the coordinating and management role in EU research projects.


Helmholtz International Fellow Award
For Excellent Researchers and Science Managers

Cooperation with the world’s best researchers is a key objective of the Helmholtz Association’s international activities. To this end, the organisation has established the Helmholtz International Fellow Award, which targets outstanding senior scientists and research managers based outside Germany who have excelled in fields relevant to the Helmholtz Association, including science management at large international research institutions.

'Helmholtz International Fellow Award'


Helmholtz ERC Recognition Award
The new funding instrument Helmholtz ERC Recognition Award is designed to give support to outstanding ERC grant applicants from the Helmholtz Research Centers who submitted a proposal for a Starting Grant or Consolidator Grant within the framework of Horizon 2020 and who were then invited to an interview but subsequently not awarded an ERC Grant.

'Helmholtz ERC Recognition Award'


Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups

The Russian Science Foundation and the Helmholtz Association have concluded an agreement on three joint calls for proposals to promote a total of 18 bilateral projects with each a duration of three years. The new program "Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups" aims to establish a privileged partnership between the Helmholtz Association and the Russian Science Foundation.


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