Overview of funding opportunities

The majority of our funding is provided through current tenders. Our funding focuses on the key topics of artificial intelligence and resource efficiency. Furthermore, we offer non-thematic formats across the entire spectrum of STEM subjects.

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Calls for application

Target group
Institution type

    8 programmes available

    CZS Prisma CZS Endowed Professors - University, University of Applied Sciences Active funding

    Short description programme

    The programme provides fast, non-bureaucratic support for CZS endowed professors who are already receiving funding from us.



    Call for application: "CZS Prisma"

    CZS Prisma supports endowed professors of the Carl Zeiss Foundation and is offered on a permanent basis. Application forms can be digitally filled out and submitted via email.

    Carl Zeiss Foundation Fund Professors - University Active funding

    Short description programme

    The programme supports German universities in the international competition to attract the best minds and is implemented with the support of the German Scholars Organization.



    Call for application: "Carl Zeiss Foundation Fund – Talents for Germany"

    Funding is provided for the appointment of top international researchers. Applications are accepted all year round and must be exclusively submitted via the German Scholars Organization. Universities from the three funding states are eligible to apply.

    CZS Breakthroughs Professors - University Active funding

    Short description programme

    Within the framework of the ‘CZS Breakthroughs’ programme, the Carl Zeiss Foundation funds top international research from Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.



    Call for application: "CZS Breakthroughs: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of the Future"

    The ‘CZS Breakthroughs: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of the Future’ requirement specification focuses on application-oriented basic research on future issues for the energy revolution. Topics include energy efficiency, smart grids and storage technologies.

    CZS Prototypes Professors, Postdocs - University, University of Applied Sciences Active funding

    Short description programme

    The programme is intended to help scientists to develop prototypes from their research projects.



    Call for application: "CZS Prototypes: Knowledge and Technology Transfer in the Field of Resource Efficiency"

    The call for proposals aims to promote the transfer of scientific findings in the form of validated components in the laboratory environment all the way up to a usable prototype. Applications in the field of resource and energy efficiency are eligible for funding.

    CZS Transfer Professors - University of Applied Sciences Active funding

    Short description programme

    In the ‘CZS Transfer’ programme, the Carl Zeiss Foundation promotes outstanding research at universities of applied science.



    Call for application: "CZS Transfer: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of the Future"

    The ‘CZS Transfer: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of the Future’ proposal is dedicated to application-oriented basic research on future issues related to the energy revolution. Topics include energy efficiency, smart grids or storage technologies.

    CZS Endowed Professorships Professors - University, University of Applied Sciences

    Short description programme

    The Carl Zeiss Foundation is one of the largest sponsors of endowed professorships in Germany.

    CZS German scholarships Students - University, University of Applied Sciences

    Short description programme

    Germany needs highly motivated and well-trained young researchers to shape the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow. That is why we support more than 150 scholarship holders at a total of 20 universities.

    CZS Nexus Postdocs - University, Non-university research institution, University of Applied Sciences

    Short description programme

    The funding programme supports outstanding young scientists who wish to implement exciting ideas at interfaces between various STEM fields.