In view of the crisis situation in Ukraine, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is giving universities and research institutions in Germany the opportunity to submit well-founded applications for Ukrainian researchers at acute risk even during the current selection round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Nominations for acutely endangered Ukrainian researchers can be submitted later using the simplified procedure until March 18, 2022. Nominations for other groups of persons are not covered by this, but must still be submitted by March 4, 2022.
As part of the 11th round of calls for applications for the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, universities and research institutions in Germany can apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to receive funding for hosting at risk researchers. Nominations are open to researchers from all countries outside the EU who are demonstrably exposed to significant and acute risk. Institutions can award fellowships to the at-risk researchers they successfully nominate for up to 24-month research stays or employ them by setting up a contract of employment for that period. An extension of up to twelve months may be granted as part of a co-funding model. It is not possible for researchers to nominate themselves.
Information on the implementation of the program at the University of Stuttgart is available from the Welcome Campus for Refugees at the University of Stuttgart, which also coordinates the applications to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. If you would like to nominate a researcher at risk, please contact Welcome Campus until March 18, 2022, so that there is sufficient time to prepare the application together.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Philipp Schwartz Initiative is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Stifterverband and the Stiftung Mercator.