Starting today, universities and research institutions in Germany can apply for funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support threatened researchers in the 6th call for nominations in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Successful institutions will receive funding to grant fellowships to successfully nominated threatened scientists and scholars for research stays in Germany of initially up to 24 months. An extension of up to 12 months can be granted in the framework of a co-financing model.
In a major change to the program, the Humboldt Foundation has significantly raised the auxiliary funds that host institutions receive in addition to the fellowship amounts: Institutions will receive 20.000 EUR for each Philipp Schwartz fellow that they host. These funds are intended to enable host institutions to create support structures for at-risk researchers and to foster further professional qualification through targeted measures, such as individual coachings, networking activities and others.
The Welcome Center for International Researchers will be issuing information about the implementation of the program at the University of Stuttgart. The application at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will also be coordinated by the Welcome Center. The internal application deadline at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for funding for a researcher as part of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative is the 13.09.2019. If you wish to nominate a so-called researcher at risk, please contact the Welcome Center by 16.07.2019 at the latest, to ensure that there is sufficient time to work on the application.
The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Stifterverband, and Stiftung Mercator.