Purpose

The Foundation supports higher education, institutions or projects serving the common good, and scientific research, by granting stipends to individuals, work groups or organisations. Foreign citizens are also eligible.

Every second year (even-numbered years, e.g. 2020, 2022, 2024 etc.) the stipends are granted for scientific research, every second year (odd-numbered years, e.g. 2021, 2023, 2025, etc.) for higher education, culture and the common good.

General instructions for 2020

In 2020, a total sum of 800 000 euros will be granted for scientific research. Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree or other academic degree on a corresponding level. Stipends to be used as personal salary are granted for maximally six months. A half-year stipend is 13 000 euros for doctoral students and 15000 euros for postdoctoral workers, while shorter working grants are proportionally smaller.

The application period begins on 1st April and ends 30th April, 2020.

Applications are made and submitted electronically via this web service
(- Application), including all appendices (a short research plan of no more than 4 pages, project budget, CV), which are attached as electronic files. It is strongly recommended that applicants name 1-3 persons as references, including their e-mail addresses, to whom the application system will automatically send requests for recommendations.

A list of the stipends granted will be published on the Foundation’s web page on June 30th, 2020. Recipients will be informed by e-mail. No advance information on the funding decisions will be given.