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The Philipp Schwartz Initiative allows researchers who are no longer able to work in their own countries because they are threatened or persecuted to continue their work at German universities and research institutions. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2021.

Scholars must be nominated by institutions and cannot apply directly. Successful institutions will receive funds to grant the nominated scholar research stays by way of a research fellowship or employment contracts of up to 24 months.

They will also receive a lump sum intended for measures to support Philipp Schwartz fellows in integrating and in re-starting their careers. An extension of up to 12 months can be granted in the framework of a co-financing model.

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