Impulses for knowledge


Infobox Young Academics

Young Academics

Providing society with its next generation of academic researchers is a project dear to the Daimler and Benz Foundation’s heart. The Foundation wants to actively participate in the creation of a responsible future for communities and individuals alike. With this in mind, the Foundation provides young academics from many fields with the support they need at the beginning of their careers. The scholarship program for post-doctoral students and the Bertha Benz Prize for young, female engineers are examples of the Foundation’s commitment to young academics.

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.