The Evonik Foundation supports mainly students preparing doctoral, diploma and master’s theses.
In providing scholarships, we seek to support individuals academically as well as personally. For example, each scholarship holder is assigned an advisor to answer technical questions, offer insights into practical experience and establish valuable professional contacts. And of course the Evonik Foundation helps fund the purchase of research literature and attendance of scientific congresses. If desired, our scholarship holders are welcome to participate in the program Evonik Perspectives at Evonik Industries AG.
Scholarship focus 2016:
New polymer systems for pharmaceutical and medical applications
- Polymers with improved mechanical properties and biocompatibility
- New carrier systems for 3D cell cultures
- Coating technologies to improve biocompatibility
The next deadline is March 31, 2016.
Selection of scholarship candidates
Prerequisites and criteria
The Evonik Foundation awards scholarships to those who are unable to sufficiently fund their intended scientific study courses with means provided by parents or other parties. All applicants should be able to provide proof of excellent academic performance and propose research projects that truly stand out.
For this reason, scholarships generally begin at a point where the applicant’s performance can be assessed – shortly before he or she begins work on a diploma or master’s thesis.
The period for which the scholarship is awarded depends on the degree pursued. As rule, the periods and amounts are as follows:
Diploma and master’s theses: six months, 250–400 euros/month
Semester abroad: six months, 400–600 euros/month
Doctoral program: two years (option to extend), 1,400 euros/month
Postdoctoral studies: one year`s funding is decided on a case by case basis
Scholarship holders are not automatically entitled to an extension of the scholarship period. However, this option may be available in individual cases.