Impulses for knowledge




The interaction between various fields of research holds the key to knowledge that takes both the current and future reality of communities into account. This knowledge may come from the humanities, the social and life sciences, economics, engineering, or the natural sciences. Against this background, the Daimler and Benz Foundation provides support for socially-relevant, interdisciplinary research projects. The selection process reflects the Foundation’s desire to concentrate on specific areas that they believe will produce results with far-reaching consequences for the future.

Daimler and Benz Foundation

Openness and curiosity are essential prerequisites for discovery. In order to intensify the knowledge-generation process, the Daimler and Benz Foundation works with targeted stimuli. Using its €3 million yearly operating budget, the Foundation is able to provide sizable resources for international research. Its endowment of €125 million makes the Daimler and Benz Foundation one of the largest, actively-operating foundations in Germany.

The Daimler and Benz Foundation is guided by clear principles. Its core values include supporting young researchers, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation, and promoting research in a wide-range of fields. The Daimler and Benz Foundation has created a forum where leaders in the natural and social sciences can present and discuss their ideas. This exchange brings unconventional associations and new ideas to light: The result is knowledge with long-term benefits for us all.