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Apply now: Fraunhofer Attract Research Grant

The »Fraunhofer Attract« grant is the excellence stipend programme of Fraunhofer. »Fraunhofer Attract« invites outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer.
An idea becomes an innovation, if it comes to use. The grant »Fraunhofer Attract« offers outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market. The scientist will be offered a budget of 2.5 Million Euro over 5 years to lead a group of 3-5 co-workers.

The Fraunhofer Attract projects are considered a success if the initial idea develops into a patentable application. By the end of the programme, the research team should have made sufficient progress to fund itself, for example by granting licences or through financial subsidies from the private sector.

Who can apply?

The research groups are embedded in one of the currently 60 Fraunhofer Institutes. Applicants' ideas must match the business and technology fields of the relevant institute. Applications to the funding programme must be made in cooperation with an Institute director. Consequently, it is important to get in contact with one of the Institutes in advance.

Overview of the programme: Fraunhofer Attract at a glance (Powerpoint presentation)

Deadline for applications is 8 March 2018.

More information on the programme and the application is available on the website of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.