International grants

US National Science Foundation (NSF) / National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NSF and NIH grant programmes offer limited possibilities for collaborating with non-American partners. In most cases, the American partner is the chief applicant.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) of the NSF is the central body for international research activities both in and outside the NSF. OISE coordinates specific programmes for international cooperation and encourages international collaboration within the other NSF programmes. The OISE website includes current funding opportunities and information on contact persons for each country.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH programmes also present opportunities for international collaboration in many cases. You can find more information about the available options and conditions with which you must comply on the Foreign Grants Information.

Support in making applications to NIH and NSF
If you wish to apply for a grant from the NIH or NSF, there are a number of administrative obligations to fulfil. The grants desk will be able to help you with these.

Funds and other programmes

Below are a number of links to the best-known international organizations, funds and programmes that award research grants.

AXA Foundation
Grants for research projects and fellowships.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Financial assistance for research is made available primarily through the ‘Global Health Program’.

Canon Foundation
Fellowships for research in Japan.

Foundation Center
Here, you can find information about a large number of philanthropic organizations in the United States.

Fulbright Programme
The Fulbright programme includes a number of fellowships that allow students, PhD students and researchers to conduct research in the United States.

Human Frontier Science Programme (HFSP)
The HFSP supports new, innovative and interdisciplinary fundamental research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Supports, among other things, research aimed at ‘Global Security and Sustainability’

John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation supports research into the ‘Big Questions’

Rockefeller Foundation
Finances research and research-related activities that deal with the topic of smart globalization