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Funding requests

The Carl Zeiss Foundation offers funding for science and research, in particular within the framework of major funding programmes that are advertised regularly. You can find out more about the funding programmes here.

Funding of individual projects outside the scope of our funding programmes is possible if the projects meet certain criteria.

The following funding criteria must be met:
  • Scientific project in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • The project has a close connection with the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate or Thuringia.

The following will not receive funding:
  • Projects from the field of clinical medicine
  • Projects relating to (pre)school education
  • Construction measures outside the projects funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation
  • Plans and institutions with a commercial focus
  • Past projects
  • Public budget deficits
  • Individual scholarships outside the projects funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation
  • Grants for conferences, events and travel outside the projects funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation
  • Printing cost grants outside the projects funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation
  • Completion of collections
Send your funding request to
foerderantrag@carl-zeiss-stiftung.de
Please do not send us grant applications as a first step.
The funding enquiry should contain the following information: 
  • Applicant (name, function, institution, adress, phone, email)
  • Project title
  • Project description (onepager)
  • Explanation of the extent to which the project meets the funding criteria of the Carl Zeiss Foundation 
  • Funding amount requested
  • Funding time period requested   
If we are interested in your project, we will ask you to submit a full application.