We support alumni who want to implement ideas for events or projects within the network and fund them with up to 5,000 EUR.

Target Groups:

Are you an expert in a field and would like to share your knowledge with other alumni in a workshop, seminar or on a trip? Members of the Stiftung Mercator alumni network who are of age are eligible to apply. Current employees of Stiftung Mercator, its partner organizations and its project partners are excluded. Applicants may not be legal entities. Alumni associations are also excluded as applicants but may be involved in the project as partner organizations.

We encourage alumni to join forces in brainstorming and implementing project ideas and events.


Draft applications can be submitted until 15/08/2021. The implementation of the project must be completed within twelve months after approval of the application. Please note: your application should be submitted at least three months before the project or the start of the requested project phase.


The Mercator Alumni Network is full of people who bring curiosity and commitment, but also expertise and a wide range of experience from education, work, and volunteering. The Mercator Alumni Fund offers the opportunity to share this expertise with the alumni network.


Funding is available for project ideas or events that are compatible with the goals of Stiftung Mercator | demonstrate a critical examination of the topic(s) in question | are generally aimed at Stiftung Mercator alumni and enable participation and involvement | can be assigned to one or more of the following topics:

Exchange and Encounter

Education and Science

Democracy, Law, Civil Society

Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, Technology

Europe and International Politics

Gender and Diversity

Integration and Migration

Climate and Sustainability

Funded projects of the last years can be found in our Alumni Portal: www.mercatorglobe.de.


Are you an alumna*i of Stiftung Mercator and would like to learn more or apply for the program? Then visit our Alumni Portal for more information and details on the project application: www.mercatorglobe.de.

Project manager

Reena James
Alumni Manager
+49 201 24522-69