Faculty of Humanities

Financial support

Dr. Joséphine de Karman foundation

The Dr. Joséphine de Karman foundation talented students of the Faculty of Humanities who are in need for financial support.

Talented students and young academics who are currently graduating (MA, PhD, habilitation) and do not have the resources to work on their thesis full time, can apply for funds at the foundation committee.

The following documents must be handed in electronically as one PDF:

  • Application including a correct letter head and e-mail-address specifying the applicant's qualification, and the support duration/sum applied for.
  • applicant's CV including course of studies and transcript of records.
  • MA students must submit their BA diploma, PhD students must submit their MA diploma.
  • Official statement about income and asset (e. g. township certification, copy of final tax assessment).
  • If you are not subject to tax at source ("Quellensteuer"): copy of your bank account and declaration that you do not own significant assets.
  • Supervisor's letter of recommendation, can also be sent directly to the President.

Applicants who are currently working on their PhD should also hand in an abstract of their PhD project: maximum 2 pages.

Grants are processed as a single payment and only subsidiary. This means that support for PhD students is normally lower than comparable SNF grants. Grants are awarded for a maximum of one year. There will be only one grant per graduation. The committee's decision is not appealable.

Application deadline: May 1st. and November 1st.

The applications must be addressed to the commitee's president.