Each year, the Foundation awards twelve scholarships
(two of them in cooperation with the Reinhard Frank-Foundation
) to selected postdoc researchers, junior professors, and heads of junior research groups. The objective is to reinforce the autonomy and creativity of the up-and-coming generation of scientists and to pave the way for the committed researchers’ careers during their productive postdoc phase.
The funding amounts to €40,000 per scholarship for a period of two years and can be used for various purposes, for example to finance scientific assistants, technical equipment, research trips or participation in conferences.
With its regular meetings of young scientists in this steadily growing network of scholarship-holders in Ladenburg, the Daimler and Benz Foundation also promotes the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. The funding program is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines; there are no restrictions regarding subject area. The Foundation is particularly pleased to receive applications from the hitherto underrepresented fields of the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies.