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

    11 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 research boost Professors - University of Applied Sciences Active funding

    Short description programme

    The program is designed to enable newly appointed professors at universities of applied sciences to successfully start their first research activities.



    Call for application: "CZS research boost: Call for application for newly appointed HAW professors"

    With this call for proposals, the Foundation enables newly appointed professors to carry out specific research projects during their first two years at a university of applied sciences. The funds do not have to be used exclusively for the research project.

    CZS Special Fund Ukraine Scientists - University, Non-university research institution, University of Applied Sciences Active funding

    Short description programme

    With the CZS Special Fund Ukraine, the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung supports refugee scientists from Ukraine by providing short-term funding at a host university or research institution in Germany.



    Call for application: "CZS Auxiliaris: Funding for Ukrainian scientists"

    The "Auxiliaris" call for pplication enables refugee scientists from Ukraine to continue their work in existing working groups at universities and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia for up to six months.

    CZS Breakthroughs Professors - University

    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.

    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.

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

    Short description programme

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

    CZS Transfer Professors - University of Applied Sciences

    Short description programme

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

    CZS Wildcard Professors, Junior research group leaders, Postdocs - University, Non-university research institution, University of Applied Sciences

    Short description programme

    Within the framework of the ‘CZS Wildcard’ programme, the Carl Zeiss Foundation supports unconventional research projects from interdisciplinary groups comprising at least three scientists.