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Scholarships for Master Theses - Stiftung Industrieforschung

Scholarships for Master Theses - Stiftung Industrieforschung

“Stiftung Industrieforschung” supports young researchers who scientifically devote themselves to crucial research questions concerning medium-sized industrial enterprises. In this manner, the foundation wants to make a contribution to the stimulation of new cooperative research between science and middle class enterprises and to intensify existing collaborations. Thematically, the foundation supports scientific-technical and economic research approaches. By virtue of its statute, the foundation can only support those research initiatives which are oriented towards German medium-sized enterprises. The foundation bestows scholarships and prizes for academic papers and master theses.

Who can apply?

Students who are doing a Master's degree in the field of business, technology or natural-sciences and have previously concluded their studies with outstanding grades and achievements may apply. Further, their forthcoming master thesis has to be scientifically sound and use a rather practical approach.

What does the scholarship pay for?

The scholarship grants students 500 € every month and the maximum duration is six months. Overheads will not be paid for.

How do I apply?

Applications for the scholarship can only be submitted by university staff (proffessor) who supervises the respective student's thesis. Application deadline is September 13, 2013 and the application should be transmitted via mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The application should include the following documents:

  • CV of the student with photo
  • School diploma, University transcript of grades, internship certificates
  • Short summarizing concept of Master thesis
  • Certificate from the thesis supervisor and a second professor


  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum