Each year, the Foundation awards twelve scholarships to selected postdoctoral researchers, junior professors or heads of junior research groups. The objective is to reinforce their professional careers during the productive phase following their doctorates. The subsidy amount is 40,000 euros per scholarship, which covers a period of two years to provide flexible financing for academic assistants, technical equipment, research expeditions or participation in conferences, for example. With regular gatherings of young scientists from this constantly growing network in Ladenburg, the Daimler and Benz Foundation also promotes an interdisciplinary exchange of views and information. The promotional program is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines; there are no restrictions in terms of content. The Foundation is particularly pleased to receive applications from the hitherto underrepresented fields of the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies.


Online application portal for the postdoctoral scholarship program for 2022


Dear applicant,

Welcome to the online application portal for the postdoctoral scholarship program of the Daimler and Benz Foundation. You can apply here for a scholarship up until October 1, 2021. Please note that all documents, including two letters of recommendation, must be submitted to the Foundation by this date. Incomplete documents or delayed applications unfortunately cannot be taken into consideration.

Here you can find the current

First of all, please create a user account here in order to submit your application documents. If you already have a user account, you can log in to the system via the form at right.

Online application portal for the postdoctoral scholarship program for 2022

The application period ends on October 1, 2021, 24:00 h.

Please enter your user name and your password here to sign on and edit your application.