CURIOUS MINDS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Explore SHIFT PERSPECTIVES INSPIRE IMAGINE COLLABORATE ARE AUDACIOUS CREATE OPEN DEBATES REACH OUT

WELCOME

The Wübben Stiftung Wissenschaft took up operations on April 1, 2023. It focuses on supporting students, scientists, and researchers at various career stages. The Student Grant program for outstanding Bachelor and Master students in their graduate year will begin in October 2023. The Tenure Track Professorship program will be launched in 2024, followed by the Advanced Professorship program. More information will be provided soon. Register now for our newsletter to stay up to date until our new website becomes available.

THE FOUNDATION

Through its programs, the Foundation helps German universities to identify and attract pioneering curious minds from around the world. We are convinced that outstanding international academics with groundbreaking ideas and disruptive approaches make a profoundly positive difference, transforming their disciplines and advancing our knowledge and our society. The Foundation supports these exceptional scientists and researchers by equipping them with the time, resources, and freedom they need to expand the frontiers of knowledge.

Wübben Stiftung Wissenschaft has a particular interest in funding academics who pursue innovative research, show a high degree of originality, and venture to explore unconventional and unpredictable territory.

The Foundation was established by Dr. Walter Wübben, who in 2013 already launched the Wübben Stiftung Bildung (previously known as the Wübben Stiftung). While both foundations share the goal of strengthening Germany’s education, science, and research landscape, they are two distinct and independently operating entities.

PROGRAMS

Our funding programs support research that moves beyond the mainstream.

Student Grant

Scholarships for outstanding
students

Deadline for nominations: 1 July 2024
Application deadline: 26 July 2024
Start of the scholarship: 1 October 2024
>> Fact sheet (PDF, 134 KB)

Contact: Oda Henckel

Tenure Track Professorship

Tenure track professorships for pioneering international researchers
(starting 2024)

Contact:
Dr. Julio Decker
Dr. Marion Müller

Advanced Professorships

Professorships for innovative scientists and scholars from abroad

(starting 2024)

Contact: 
Dr. Julio Decker
Dr. Marion Müller

Sandpits

Workshops addressing challenging research questions from an interdisciplinary angle

(to be announced)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Peter‑André Alt

President Coaching

Seminars preparing newly elected presidents for their leadership roles at German universities

(starting December 2023)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Peter‑André Alt

Public Encounters

Surprising formats and unexpected topics for curious minds

(starting 2024)

Contact: Christian Martin

Tenure Track and Advanced Professorships will be at the core of our funding activities to attract outstanding minds from abroad to Germany by offering them clear-cut career opportunities. All German universities are eligible to apply, provided they offer their candidates long-term perspectives.

Funds for the professorships will be awarded through a competitive, multi-step review and decision-making procedure. External, independent experts will review each application. The Foundation’s international research board will then evaluate the reviews and develop funding recommendations for the Foundation, ensuring every funding decision is based on a sound, fair and transparent review process. There are no quotas for subjects or institutions.

CONTACT

Management Board

Prof. Dr. Peter‑André Alt
Spokesperson
T +49 30 261031311
alt@w-s-w.org

Dr. Marion Müller

T +49 30 261031312
mueller@w-s-w.org

Dr. Marion Müller
T +49 30 261031312
mueller@w-s-w.org

Programs

Dr. Julio Decker
(Tenure Track, Advanced Professorship)
T +49 30 261031315
decker@w-s-w.org

Oda Henckel
(Student Grant)
T +49 30 261031316
henckel@w-s-w.org

Communications

Christian Martin
T +49 30 261031317
martin@w-s-w.org

Administration

Kerstin Albrecht
T +49 30 261031314
albrecht@w-s-w.org

Ina Lödden
T +49 30 261031313
loedden@w-s-w.org

Newsletter

Stay curious and register now for our newsletter.
We will keep you up to date about our funding programs.

Follow us on LinkedIn

IMPRINT

DISCLOSURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH § 5 TM
Wübben Wissenschaftsstiftung gGmbH
Hausvogteiplatz 3-4
10117 Berlin, GERMANY

Commercial Register: HRB 282330
Registration Court: Amtsgericht München

Executive Board:
Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt (Spokesperson)
Dr. Marion Müller

CONTACT
T +49 30 26103130
info@w-s-w.org
www.w-s-w.org

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Christian Martin
Hausvogteiplatz 3-4
10117 Berlin

DESIGN AND REALIZATION
fountain studio, fountainstudio.de