Since 1988, the Foundation for the Promotion of Research for the Industrial Sector has been short for the Foundation Industrial Research. The purpose of the foundation is to promote science and research in areas of interest to small and medium-sized enterprises, namely business administration, organization, and technology.
As a rule, the Industrial Research Foundation awards up to 20 scholarships a year to highly qualified students who want to do a scientifically sound and practically oriented master's or diploma thesis at a German university (university or technical college). At the beginning of each year, they focus on students of technical and natural science degree programs.
With its scholarships, the Foundation for Industrial Research aims to promote the scholarly qualifications of scholarship holders and, at the same time, strengthen the orientation of the research institutes from which the work is created to central research questions of industrial SMEs in Germany. The potential benefits from the supported work must be cross-company; Single-company related work is not supported. With their funding, the Foundation for Industrial Research also aims to ensure that the scholarship holders can concentrate fully on the preparation of their diploma or master's thesis.
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Competitiveness depends on the particular scholarship in question (there are a number of different scholarships offered by the Stiftung Industrieforschung).
There are no costs involved in applying for this scholarship(s).
The scholarship grants from the Industrial Research Foundation is aimed at students of technical and natural science degree programs who have rendered particularly good results during their studies and who wish to work in a scientific and well-founded way in their upcoming masters or diploma thesis.
The work submitted for this competition involves several years of study (diploma or masters thesis).
Applications for scholarship funding can only be submitted by university teachers who are responsible for the respective master's/diploma theses. For this it is not necessary that the online forms are filled out by the university teachers themselves, this can certainly be done by the applicants. In the latter case, the applicants must be clearly identified in the accompanying cover letter/report.
The application documents consist of:
- Curriculum vitae of the student with photo included
- High school diploma, bachelor or intermediate diploma certificate, proof of coursework and possibly internships short content concept of the planned work
- Statement on the relevance of work for industrial SMEs in Germany
- Report of the scientifically responsible university teacher and a second university teacher on the person of the scholarship applicant and the planned work.