Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a fixed element in the German research landscape. It is committed to excellence in its research activities and maintains close ties with institutions engaged in fundamental research.

Research grant »Fraunhofer Attract«

The »Fraunhofer Attract« grant is the excellence stipend programme of Fraunhofer. »Fraunhofer Attract« invites outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer.

Jobs and Career

Current Job Offers

Publication database »Fraunhofer Publica«

You can approach the institutes and research institutions directly to obtain scientific publications from Fraunhofer research activities.

ERCIM Fellowship Programme

Fraunhofer is a member of ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics)

Prizes and distinctions

Scientists from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are honored for outstanding achievements and receive prestigious prizes from Germany and overseas. A selection of the major prizes is listed here.

Max-Planck Cooperation

Within the framework of the Pact for Research and Innovation, the Max Planck Society and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft intend to continue and intensify their cooperation across research areas and disciplines. 

Publication database »Fraunhofer Publica«#

You can approach the institutes and research institutions directly to obtain scientific publications from Fraunhofer research activities. You can also utilize the »Fraunhofer-Publica« database for research purposes. »Fraunhofer-Publica« is a multidisciplinary database which documents publications from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, its institutes and their employees. With well in excess of 100,000 titles listed, it reflects the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's entire research portfolio. Around 8,000 new titles are added each year.

Fraunhofer-Publica includes the following documents:

  • Books 
  • Magazine articles 
  • Articles from books or conference proceedings
  • Conference volumes
  • Dissertations and doctoral theses 
  • Research reports 
  • Patents
  • Other publications as well as posters, presentations, etc.

The Fraunhofer-Publica database has been compiled and is maintained by FhG-Online on behalf of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft headquarters, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institutes and their libraries.

ERCIM fellowships for PhD holders #

Fraunhofer is member at ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics), a pooling of European, national research facilities in the fields of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Applied Mathematics. ERCIM offers fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world. Topics cover most disciplines in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Fellows are hosted in leading European Research Institutes.

Application deadline twice per year: 30 April and 30 September

"The ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme is supported by the Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND) of the European Commission"


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