The University of Jena supports scientists and scholars who have been displaced or who are subject to persecution or repression in their home countries. There are numerous support options for refugee scientists at the University of Jena.Scientists and scholars at risk have the opportunity to be nominated for a fellowship of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative.
So far, we have been able to host four at-risk scientists and scholars at our University thanks to the initiative.
In cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation created the Philipp Schwartz Initiative in 2015. The programme is aimed at scientists and scholars who are at risk and threatened and who are subject to persecution and repressions in their home countries. It allows them to continue their academic work in Germany.
Applications are by nomination by professors of the University of Jena only. Researchers cannot directly apply for this programme.
In the framework of this programme, higher education and research institutions can apply for funding to host researchers at risk. Scientists and scholars who have been nominated successfully can be awarded fellowship funds or contracts of employment for research stays that last up to 24 months. In the framework of a co-funding model, an extension of up to 12 additional months is possible.
Applications are submitted centrally by the International Office. Please contact us if you would like to become a host in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative or have questions about the programme.
For more information about the programme and current programme documents, please see here.
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