The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation provide the fully-funded Albert Einstein Scholarship award to exceptional young scientists from all over the world. Their primary objective is to assist young scholars to carry out scientific projects and obtain interdisciplinary work experience.
With the scholarship award, the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are looking to provide exceptional young scientists from Germany and overseas the chance to conduct a research project that is outside of their former work. The objective is to assist those young universalists who – like Albert Einstein – are not only depicted by their exceptional accomplishments in a particular scientific field, but also by their interdisciplinary devotion.
The Einstein Forum is an establishment under public law of the state of Brandenburg, which addresses the public with a pioneering, international and multidisciplinary scientific program.
The Albert Einstein Scholarship comes with a stay in Einstein’s summer house in Caputh, which takes place for around five to six months. The Einsteinhaus is a location of importance as regards both its architecture and science history, with connections to the universities of Berlin and Potsdam. The scholarship award beneficiary gets a grant of EUR 10,000 and also the travel costs incurred.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the present Albert Einstein scholarship award holder will only be able to commence his stay in Caputh in 2021. Consequently, the ensuing scholarship award cannot be granted for the upcoming year as intended, but only for 2022. All submitted applications will remain valid and will be given consideration for the next selection. The new application closing date is May 15, 2021. If you wish to retract your application, please bring it to our notice.
Award To Be Taken at:
- Academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.
Benefits of Albert Einstein Scholarship
The scholarship award holder will obtain an award of EUR 10,000 to provide living costs and project costs. The travel expenses are also incurred. The fellowship is awarded for just one project.
The Albert Einstein scholarship gives students the possibility to be accompanied with their families during the fellowship period. However, the scholarship will not provide their travel costs.
About the Project:
In order to be admitted, the project must meet the following criteria:
- The proposed project should be different from your dissertation or thesis and it should be outside of any previous academic work (master’s theses, published essays, books…)
- The proposed project should be in English.
- You should prove and defend your project idea as original, interesting and doable.
Eligibility for Albert Einstein Scholarship
- The candidates must not be more than 35 years old;
- An approved university qualification in humanities, social, or natural science subject is required.
- Applicants have to submit an English résumé and proposal of the selected project for the scholarship award, with two scientific references prior to May 15, 2021.
- Suggested project must be different from your dissertation or thesis.
- Two recommendation letters.
- No IELTS/TOEFL required for the application.
How to Apply for Albert Einstein Scholarship
The application for this scholarship award is carried out online via the Einstein Forum official portal.
The selection criteria are based on the scientific background of students, in addition to the originality, the peculiarity and originality of the project proposals.
Candidates are required to be under 35 years of age and possess a qualified university degree in humanities, social or natural science course. The applications for 2022 cohort should comprise a CV and an proposal of the activities intended under the grant project (both in English) and comprise two academic references.
- May 21, 2021
- Final decisions are released by the end of July.
Check the official website for more details.
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