Change to the Gerda Henkel Foundation funding programme

Following a decision of principle by its committees, in future the Foundation will no longer provide grants to help finance posts at research institutions. For more information click News.

In accordance with a decision of principle by the Foundation committees of September 2013, the Foundation will in future no longer provide funding for part or full-time posts at research institutions.

Applications for funding for one’s own position at an academic institution will in future no longer be considered.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name.

This rule does not apply to projects and applications already underway, i.e., that have already been submitted to the Foundation or have been discussed before September 2013.