The foundation offers funding for junior group leaders (medicine, biology or chemistry) already funded e.g., by the Emmy Noether program of the DFG, who need an additional period of up to three years until they are fully eligible for professorship. Applicants active in biology or chemistry can ask for 200,000 to 300,000 Euros per year to complete their research programs. Junior group leaders active in medicine can alternatively ask for funding for a Chair for up to five years.
The Foundation for the promotion of science and research, initiated in 2004, supports talented young women with children, thus enabling them to create the freedom and mobility required to further their scientific careers. The Foundation wishes to help prevent science from loosing excellent talent. It is aimed specifically at graduate students in the fields of experimental natural sciences and medicine.