Scholarships by Discipline

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In addition to merit-based scholarships for talented students, doctoral candidates at the University of Bonn may also qualify for funding based on their area of study. An overview of options is below; more details are available via Stifterverband.

 

Interdisciplinary Programes

A*STAR Research Attachment Programme
Discipline: Open
Details: PhD supervisor needs collaboration with an A*STAR researcher

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt 
Discipline: Environmental protection

Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom
Discipline: Musicology and music

Dr. Jost Henkel-Stiftung 
Discipline: Economic, social, natural and engineering sciences

E.ON Stipendienfonds
Discipline: Energy sciences: economic, law, political and engineering sciences
Details: Doctoral candidates

Elmar-Stenitzer-Preis UMS GmbH [website in German] 
Discipline: Soil and plant sciences, hydrology, geosciences, environmental research 
Details: Best project sketch

Fazit-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Open, especially journalism 
Details: Financial hardship

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships
Discipline: Open
Details: Doctoral candidates

Discipline: Open 
Details: Exceptional M.A. students before their doctoral registration
Joachim Herz Stiftung Add-On Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Science 
Discipline: Systems biology 
Details: Doctoral candidates, postdocs
Rhodes Scholarships 
Discipline: Open
Details: Exceptional M.A. and doctoral candidates
 
University of Perugia
Discipline: several
Details: 3 years doctoral scholarship in Italy
 
Discipline: several
Details: doctoral scholarship for a researchproject in the USA
 
Discipline: open
Details: 1 - 12 months

 

Law and Political Sciences

Arbeitskreis Wirtschaft und Recht [website in German] 

Discipline: Commercial, corporate, economic and employment law 
Details: At least 10 points in a state exam, exemption from all professional duties

Stiftung Kapitalmarktrecht [website in German] 

 

Medicine

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds 

Discipline: Natural sciences, biomedicine 
Details: Fundamental research

Christiane Nüsslein Volhard Foundation 
Discipline: Experimental natural sciences, medicine 
Details: For female researchers with children

German Cancer Aid [website in German] 
Discipline: Cancer research

Dr. Hilmer Foundation [website in German] 
Discipline: Pharmacy 
Details: Doctoral scholarships, €25,000 funding volume

Deutsche Stiftung für Herzforschung [website in German] 
Discipline: Cardiovascular diseases 
Details: Basic and clinical research, €60,000 over two years

Carstens Foundation  [website in German] 
Discipline: Complementary procedures in medicine

Karl-Enigk Foundation [website in German] 
Discipline: Parasitology 
Details: Maximum of 12 months

Kind-Philipp Foundation [website in German] 
Discipline: Pediatric oncology 
Details: Maximum of 12 months

Lieselotte and Dr. Karl Otto Winkler PhD Scholarships [website in German] 
Discipline: Occupational medicine 
Details: Maximum of 12 months

Singapore International Graduate Award
Discipline: Biomedical Sciences
Details: Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results

Yael-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Medicine, natural sciences 

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Barbara-Wrengler-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Psychology, neuropsychology, philosophical psychology

Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung [website in German] 
Discipline: Political, economic, cultural or socio-historical issues
Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung [website in German] 
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Details: Topic is “Reworking of Causes, History and Consequences of the Dictatorship in the Soviet Zone of Occupation in Germany and in the GDR”
Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant 
Discipline: Sinology, Chinese studies
Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien 
Discipline: History and culture of Germans in Eastern Europe
Gertrud und Alexander Böhlig-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Languages and cultures of the Christian Orient

Gerda Henkel-Stiftung 
Discipline: History

German Historical Institute in Rome [website in German & Italian]
Discipline: musicology/music history

Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien
Discipline: Canada studies

MOFA Taiwan Fellowship 
Discipline: Sinology, literary studies, social sciences, cultural studies

Letter-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Art history, especially sculpture and graphics
Stiftung Bildung und Wissenschaft [website in German] 
Discipline: Newer German literary studies, contemporary history
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt [website in German] 
Discipline: History, politics, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, educational science, anthropology, ethnology, geography, languages and literature

Zeit-Stiftung: Trajectories of Change Scholarship 
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Details: Topic is “Transformation Processes in the European Neighborhood”

 

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds 

Discipline: Natural sciences, biomedicine 
Details: Fundamental research

Chemiefonds Fellowship 
Discipline: Chemistry or related fields 
Details: Application through doctoral supervisor

Christiane Nüsslein Volhard Foundation 
Discipline: Experimental natural sciences, medicine 
Details: Female researchers with children

Evonik Scholarships 
Discipline: Natural sciences, particularly chemistry 
Details: Annually changing core areas

Kekulé Mobility Fellowship 
Discipline: Chemistry or related fields 
Details: Doctoral candidates who change universities between M.A. and doctoral studies

Reiner Lemoine Stiftung 
Discipline: Renewable energies

Werner Schwarze Scholarship 
Discipline: Amino acid research

Hoechst-Doktorandenstipendium [website in German] 
Discipline: Biochemistry, pharma, life sciences

Professor Werner Schulze-Stiftung zur Förderung der Pflanzenbauwissenschaften [website in German] 
Discipline: Use of genetic resources of plants in modern crop production 
Details: Start-up financing for the development of a dissertation project

Runnebaum-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Medicine, natural sciences 
Details: Female candidates

Singapore International Graduate Award
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Engineering
Details: Graduates with passion for research and excellent academic results

Yael-Stiftung
Discipline: Medicine, natural sciences 
Details: One-time payment of €1,500

Ausgleichsstiftung Landwirtschaft und Umwelt 
Discipline: Agricultural sciences 

 

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