The programme is aimed exclusively at former grantees (CZS alumni). It offers them the opportunity to invite scientists from abroad to their institution for a scientific exchange.
With CZS Meet & Work, we enable our alumni to apply for funding to invite scientists from abroad to a university or non-university research institution in our three funding states. In this way, the foundation supports scientific exchange in the STEM disciplines in international networks. The funding amount is up to 20,000 euros per project. One application can be submitted per calendar year.
The funding amount is up to 20,000 euros per project. One application can be submitted per calendar year.
The prerequisite is that the applicant has already received funding from the Carl Zeiss Foundation and has registered as an alumnus/alumna in the Foundation's alumni portal.
Applications can be submitted to the Foundation at any time by e-mail using an application form that can be filled out digitally.
Among others eligible expenses include:
- Travel and accommodation costs for the visiting scientist
- Costs such as room rental, catering, materials for joint events during the stay
- Additional personnel costs for staff and student assistants
- Funds for science communication, transfer and outreach activities
Funding is provided for personnel and material costs related to the stay of the visiting scientist for the planning, implementation and follow-up of a joint project. The duration of the stay must be at least five working days and can be up to six months. Personnel costs for the applicant or the visiting scientist cannot be funded.
Funding projects are selected by the foundation’s office.
Applicants will generally be notified of a funding decision within six weeks of submission of the application.