Programme Description

The German-Czech Funds for the Future was launched by both countries to build bridges between the German and Czech peoples. It specifically supports projects which enhance their relation and further the mutual understanding between them, creating opportunities to gain insight into the reality of people's lives as well as the history and culture they share. Every year, the Funds for the Future offers junior academics the chance to experience the other country, a country some still know so few about. Applicants come from any discipline of the humanities or social sciences, be it history or literature, law or economics. They may be doing a Bachelor's or Master's course, or pursue doctoral studies.

The stay abroad serves to acquire or improve language skills and deepen the knowledge about the culture and society of the neighbour country. Furthermore, candidates are expected to participate in the host country's academic life and scientific exchange activities. During the funding period, they therefore work on a research project focussing on German-Czech issues, and write a scientific paper (or a Bachelor, Master or doctoral thesis) about it, which is then to be submitted. The approach adopted for the individual research proposal plays a decisive role in the selection procedure, which will be carried out by an independent four-person committee.

Target Group

undergraduates, graduates and doctoral candidates of all semesters from the humanities and social sciences (linguistics, cultural-, communication-, historical- political- or social sciences, law, economics, philosophy etc.)

Academic Requirements

degree course

Number of Scholarships

8 sponsorships per year


one to two semesters, starting each winter semester

Scholarship Value

  • Bachelor's students: EUR 650 per month plus a one-off expense allowance of EUR 650 for material costs, travel expenses etc.
  • Master's students and doctoral candidates: EUR 800 per month plus a one-off expense allowance of EUR 800

Application Papers

Please see all application forms and further information on the application procedure here.

Application Deadline

The application deadline can be found here.

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