Open Call: Returning Scholars Program for researchers

The program aims to attract researchers who are residing and undertaking research abroad to North Rhine-Westphalia.
Returning Scholars Program

Funding program Ministry of Research and Culture in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The current call for applications for the Returning Scholars Program is aimed at highly qualified young researchers who have completed their doctorate at least two and at most six, or in the case of medical studies nine years ago, and who are currently doing research abroad and previously lived in Germany.

The NRW Program offers you the opportunity to establish and lead an independent junior research group at a university in NRW.

The decisive factor is to bring forward medically relevant research in North Rhine-Westphalia – regardless of your field of study.

Application deadline: January 11, 2021



Call for Applications (PDF, German)

Questions and Answers for the NRW-Returning Scholars Program (PDF, German)