Programme Description

Research work and projects by doctoral students in the natural sciences, but also Diplom and Master's theses are eligible for funding. The programme's focus is on the active support of particularly gifted and skilled young scientists and includes mentoring of the scholar's academic and personal skills. As the Evonik Foundation redefines its key funding areas each year, the proposed research must match the content criteria to be eligible for support.
The key funding areas are published annualy in January. The submission date is at the end of February of the same year.

Target Group

students or doctoral students with excellent academic records and extraordinary research projects matching the content criteria of the key funding area of the particular year

Academic Requirements

degree course or doctoral programme

Number of Scholarships

five to 10 scholarships per year

Duration

  • Diplom or Bachelor's/Master's theses: six months
  • semester abroad: six months
  • doctoral theses: two years with an option to renew the sponsorship
  • post-doctoral studies: one year

Scholarship Value

  • Diplom or Bachelor's/Master's theses: EUR 250 to EUR 400 per month over a period of 6 months
  • semester abroad: EUR 400 to EUR 600 per month over a period of 6 months
  • doctoral theses: EUR 1,400 per month over two years with an option to renew the sponsorship
  • post-doctoral studies: one year, the grant amount depends on the individual case

Application Papers

Please find the application forms and all information on the application procedure here.

Application Deadline

The key funding areas are published annualy on January 1st. The submission date is on February 28th of the same year.

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