The Emmy-Noether-Program is a funding program by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). As a main aim the program names supporting young researchers at an early stage of their scientific career. Visit the Emmy-Noether-Program's page for further information.
The Institut for Research Information and Quality Assurance has conducted a comparative evaluation of the Emmy-Noether-Program and reports positive results.
A detailed and interesting summary of the life and work of the program's 'patron', the German mathematician Emmy Noether, can be found on wikipedia. Furthermore worthwhile is an obituary by Albert Einstein in the New York Times.
The research project "The Politics of Education and Training Reforms in Western Welfare States" at the Chair of Policy Analysis and Political Theory was funded by the Emmy-Noether-Program between Jan 1, 2011 and July 31, 2015.