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Mercator Fellowship Program

The Mercator Fellowship Program enables outstanding individuals from all over the world to do research on a specific academic or practice project and pursue explorative and unconventional fellow ideas, which address aspects relevant to the work of Stiftung Mercator.

Target groups:

Mercator Fellows are personalities with a distinct academic or public profile who are eager to work on a self-initiated research or practice-oriented project that is connected to the themes and areas of action of the Stiftung Mercator. The program is open to applicants from all nationalities and disciplines. Substantial academic or work experience and relevant qualifications in the proposed fellowship theme are required. A Mercator Fellowship is not intended to support students at Bachelor’s or Master’s level. It is not awarded as a doctorate or postgraduate scholarship.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Please note that selections take place at least 4-6 months prior to the start of a fellowship.

Mercator Exchange

Mercator Exchange combines the international exchange programmes run by Stiftung Mercator for schools, young people and multipliers. Under the Mercator Exchange umbrella, these programmes are expanded, refined and further developed. Mercator Exchange is Stiftung Mercator’s way of investing in the exchange of people and ideas between China, Turkey and Europe.

Target groups:

  • Pupils and young people aged between 14 and 18
  • Young adults
  • Teachers
  • Youth workers outside schools
  • Schools
  • Host families
  • Students from China and Turkey

Deadline: Please contact our partners directly for details.

Mercator Alumni Language Grant

Mercator Foundation supports its network members with the Alumni Language Learning Grant to expand their language and intercultural skills.

Target groups:

Members of the Stiftung Mercator Alumni Network (minimum age 16 years) are eligible to apply for the subsidy. We particularly encourage highschool and university students, trainees and young professionals from the network to apply.

Deadline: Applications for courses ending in 2020 and 2021 can be submitted online at any time until March 31, 2021. The application documents must be submitted to Stiftung Mercator at least 6 weeks before the scheduled start of the language course.

March 31, 2021



See which applications are currently being requested by Stiftung Mercator, our partner organizations or project partners, or find information about calls for applications from the past three months.

Our general prerequisites for funding are explained in the section Information for applicants, where you will find our funding criteria and answers to frequently asked questions.

If you would like to work for us, take a look at current job vacancies in our Job section.