Research Grants

The Willy Brandt Small Research Grants are short-term scholarships that are intended primarily to enable young scientists to complete an ongoing research project. Work that either deals directly with Willy Brandt’s work or legacy or with a chapter of contemporary history that is linked to him and his political work is elligible for funding.

The Foundation awards up to two Small Research Grants per year. The amount of the scholarship is determined on a case-by-case basis and amounts up to 5,000 €. The Board of Directors of the Foundation decides on the awarding of the Prize. There is no legal entitlement to a Willy Brandt Small Research Grant.

Scholars are free to propose their own special projects or ideas for funding. A Small Research Grant can, for example, fund a

  • visit to a archive in Germany or abroad or
  • a sabbatical to write a scientific essay or research paper.

The application period for the Willy Brandt Small Research Grant will start early 2020.

The former and current recipients of a Small Research Grant are:

2019 Dr. Olga Rosenblum, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia
2018 Dr. Aleksei Sorokin, Dostoevsky State University Omsk, Russia
2018 Miriam Zlobinski M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin

Dr. Wolfram Hoppenstedt

Director of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation

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