Project funding

German Academic Exchange Service

Countless international cooperation programmes are funded by the DAAD. Bundled calls are issued on three prescribed dates per year. Short-term special announcements are also distributed to the faculties by the International Office outside of the deadline. All funding programmes can be found at any time in the DAAD project database.

Last central DAAD calls for proposals: June 2022  [only available in German language]


Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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The BMBF also funds projects worldwide. Funding is announced on the ministry's website. In addition, the BMBF offers an overview of so-called current announcements, which are sorted by region and, if applicable, continent.

The BMBF portal Kooperation international as a communication platform facilitates networking between research and educational institutions as well as companies. It serves as a signpost for international cooperation in research, education and innovation.

Cooperation projects with Erasmus+

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Erasmus+ offers various instruments and programme lines for the establishment and implementation of joint strategic partnerships and cooperation projects Higher Education Projects. These are applied for via the German National Agency of the EU at the DAAD. These include Strategic Partnerships, Knowledge Alliances, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Capacity Building Projects and Jean Monnet Activities.

An overview of the possibilities can be found on the website of the National Agency.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

JSPS offers various funding opportunities for cooperation between Japan and Germany. In addition to specific programme lines for doctoral and postdoctoral students, there are fellowship grants for scientific visits, bilateral cooperation programmes and funding opportunities at the institute level.

In Germany, the JSPS is based in Bonn. An overview of all funding programmes and scholarship opportunities can be found on the following website.

Special invitations to tender

Congress funding

International congresses

Open Calls

Bioeconomy International 2022

The BMBF has published a guideline for funding international collaborative projects within the framework of the National Bioeconomy Strategy “Bioökonomie International (Bioeconomy International) 2022”. This funding announcement is also open to German-Japanese projects. Funding is available for German partners in international consortia (at least 1 German and 1 partner worldwide, outside Europe). All foreign partners must prove their financial commitment by means of a binding, signed letter. DEADLINE 14/12/2022


FLSF 2023 - 1st Futures Literacy and Strategic Foresight Conference 1-2 February 2023

21st Century Skills and the Future of Employment

  • Futures Literacy and Conceptions of Human Agency
  • The Role of Creative Thinking in Managerial Sciences
  • Management of Complex Adaptive Systems and Cybernetics
  • Advances in Anticipation and Futures Literacy
  • Futures Literacy and Higher Education
  • Foresight for Sustainability
  • Network Science and Holistic Thinking
  • Socially Responsible Decision Making

The 1st Desirable Digitalisation Conference: Many Worlds of AI

[Deadline: 2022/12/31] The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI), the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Centre for Science and Thought (CST) at the University of Bonn, is organizing the 1st Desirable Digitalization Conference: Many Worlds of AI: Intercultural Approaches to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence from April 26-28, 2023, at the University of Cambridge. The conference will be organized as a hybrid event. Proposals can be submitted until December 31, 2022.