If you wish to apply or have questions regarding the call, please contact the Prince Claus Fund and the Gerda Henkel Foundation by email under firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on data protection
Making contact by e-mail
If you contact us using e-mail, the personal data that are entered and transmitted are automatically stored. We process your personal data inasmuch as and for as long as we need them in order to deliver our information services for you. We delete your personal data once we have performed our service for you unless, that is, we are obliged by law to store them longer. The legal basis for the collection of the data is art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The purpose of the data processing and our legitimate interest lie in our being able to answer the messages sent to us.
Data collection in the case of an application
In order to submit an application to the Gerda Henkel Foundation for project funding or the award of a scholarship, personal data absolutely has to be provided. If you do not make your personal data available to us we are not able to process your application, or have it appraised. With regard to the application we only ask you to provide, electronically or in writing, such data that pursuant to art. 5, 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR are necessary for the processing of and a decision about your application and it possibly being granted.
By calling up the application forms linked in the individual funding schemes you can find out in advance which data we require for your application. The data requested are personal master data (e.g., given name, name, date of birth, …), communication data (e.g., address, , e-mail address, telephone number, …), application data (e.g., information about your academic career, employment relationships, …) and project data.
We store the data collected from you for the application as follows. The personal data we receive as part of applications for research grants are stored on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in accordance with no. 5. Among other things, our legitimate interest lies in being able to counter possible accusations of fraud and being able to defend ourselves against accusations of discrimination. A further legitimate interest lies in having available the information necessary for us to adhere to our application criteria, which for example prohibit previously rejected applications being re-submitted. Provided that you give your consent, we keep your application documents permanently, in order to take them into account for archiving and evaluation purposes. You can revoke this consent at any time.
The foundations’ decisions about grants necessarily require the applications that are submitted to be appraised by experts in line with normal academic standards. For this reason, it is necessary for us to forward the applications submitted, including the personal data they contain, to members of the foundations’ committees and/or external experts, who can be resident in Germany, the EU, and countries outside the EU (third countries).