GERMANY: 13th Call of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative is opened, nominations to be submitted until 15 September 2023

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation PSI programme allows researchers who are subject to significant and continuous personal threat in their country of origin to continue their work at German universities and research institutions.

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative enables universities and research institutions in Germany to host researchers at risk on the basis of a full fellowship. Accordingly, host institutions receive funding which is composed of two components:

  • Fellowship amount: 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.

Further information can be found under “Application and selection”. There you can also find out which documents you can already prepare now – before the online portal is activated.

Read about the DUAG member and the PSI fellow pharmacist Dr Mariia Nesterkina in this Portrait “From Odessa to Saarbrücken”