Its sole purpose is the promotion of the sciences, in the sense of "knowledge".
It is dedicated to advancement of the historical humanities, predominantly history, archaeology, history of art and historical sub-disciplines. The foundations activities are not limited to Germany. Its initiatives are internationally oriented.
Applicants are required to have completed their degrees with above-average grades and their theses have to promise a well above-average result. Successful applicants will receive full sponsorships for a maximum of 2 years. Approximately 40 young academics are sponsored every year.
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Monthly scholarship award: 1,400,- euros
Instead of the grant paid hitherto toward covering documented costs for outside childcare, Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects who have submitted their application after 1 January, will receive a monthly family grant awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate. The family grant is disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.
• for one child: EUR 300,-
• for two children: EUR 400,-
• for three or more children: EUR 500,-
Applicants who filed their applications before 31 December will receive a grant towards the costs of childcare in line with the previously valid terms.
Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 350,- euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required