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Government bodies


Department for Children, Schools and Families >>>

Academic organisations


The British Academy >>>

established by Royal Charter in 1902, is the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences


Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) >>>

distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges.


Institute of German Studies, University of Birmingham >>>

Leading multi-disciplinary centre for contemporary German Studies in the UK


Universities UK >>>

Universities UK's task is to support the work of universities and promote their interests



Foundations and scholarship programmes


Anglo-German Foundation >>>

provides funding for senior researchers for bilateral research projects and events in areas of economic and social policy.


The British Academy >>>

offers grants for research abroad and collaborative research projects involving British and foreign scholars. Awards are available for research at post-doctoral level.


Joseph Rowntree Foundation >>>

UK's largest independent social policy research and development charity


The Leverhulme Trust >>>

grants financial assistance to experienced researchers in the UK who wish to conduct a research project in the UK or overseas. Grants to institutions for academic interchange are also made.


The Nuffield Foundation >>>

funds research and practical work in social policy, education and science.


The Royal Society >>>

offers a European Science Exchange Programme for British nationals or EU citizens at post-doctoral or equivalent status who have been resident in the UK. Funding is also available for joint projects.



























































Government bodies


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) >>>

Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Wissenschaftsrat >>>

Science Council

The Science Council is reconstituted once every five years by the federal and state governments. It formulates guidelines for German policy on higher education as well as written opinions on planned legislative amendments in the area of education and research.



Academic organisations


Centre for British Studies (CBS), Bamberg >>>

Teaching and research institute with a strong focus on current political and sociological debate


Großbritannien-Zentrum (GBZ) >>>

Centre for British Studies, Berlin

conducts comprehensive research and offers teaching, lectures and conferences focussing on the UK.


Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) >>>

German Rectors' Conference

The HRK is the political and public voice of the universities and other higher education institutions in Germany.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) >>>

Max Planck Society

carries out basic research in various fields of science and scholarship supplementary to the research carried out at universities.


Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV) >>>

German Higher Education Association

provides information for use by young academic research and teaching staff.



Foundations and scholarship programmes


Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH) >>>

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

awards fellowships in all subject areas to young academic staff with doctorates from German or foreign universities.


Bertelsmann Stiftung >>>

Bertelsmann Foundation

developes ideas and solutions for societal problems and promotes societal reform


Deutsch-Britische Stiftung >>>

Anglo-German Foundation

provides funding for senior researchers for bilateral research projects and events in areas of economic and social policy.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) >>>

German Research Society

Germany's central organisation for the funding of research


Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) >>>

German Academic Exchange Service

Organisation of higher education institutions that promotes international academic relations, particularly through exchange programmes


Hans-Böckler-Stiftung >>>

Hans Böckler Foundation

is affiliated with the German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and is active in the areas of co-determination, the funding of research as well as the providing of scholarships.


Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) >>>

International Journalists Programmes aims to further the understanding of promising journalists for political, cultural and economical developments.


Index Deutscher Stiftungen >>>

Most up- to-date and extensive internet navigation aid to those seeking information regarding German Foundations and their work


Körber-Stiftung >>>

Körber Foundation

is active in the areas of education and training, the arts, welfare, science and scholarship, as well as the environment.


Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft >>>

Donor's Association for the promotion of Science and Humanities

'Joint industry initiative' for the promotion of science and scholarship