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KIT receives Funding for Philipp Schwartz Fellowship for Displaced Foreign Researchers

Successful Concept of KIT to Support Threatened Scientists


KIT’s concept to support threatened scholars, primarily developed by the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO), has as its key objective the profound integration of displaced researchers into the scientific community and their new surroundings and will be implemented through a comprehensive assistance adapted to the special needs of threatened scientists by the hosting institute, IScO, and other departments and service providers at KIT. Apart from raising awareness of the special situation of fled researchers, the main focus lies on the scientific potentials of refugees.
In the context of the successful concept, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology can now award a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship to a threatened scientist which enables him to do research at KIT for the duration of two years and to develop new perspectives in science with the support of his hosting institute.


Dossier Philipp Schwartz Initiative
Press release of KIT 2016
Bureau of the Philipp Schwartz-Initiative at the Humboldt Foundation.


Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:

8th Call:

Applications - by universities and research institutions which are entitled to nominate candidates only.  No direct applications possible.

For the internal selection procedure at KIT please see here. Internal Deadline: August 12, 2020