The Philipp Schwartz Initiative enables universities and research institutions in Germany to host researchers at risk on the basis of a full fellowship. The programme allows researchers who are no longer able to work in their own countries because they are threatened or persecuted to continue their work at German universities and research institutions.
Accordingly, host institutions receive funding which is composed of two components:
- Sponsorship covers a fixed-amount fellowship or contractual employment. It is earmarked for a period of up to 24 months; application may be made during the initial fellowship period for an extension of up to 12 months in the framework of a co-financing model.
- Allowance for host institution: The host institution receives a lump sum allowance of € 20,000 for each individual sponsored.
Eligible to apply are HEIs & research organizations in Germany.