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Support for scientists at risk

The University of Wuppertal expresses solidarity with its colleagues who have been expelled or are subject to repression and persecution because of their work in their home countries.

Foto: Jepp Hänsel/Bergische Universität Wuppertal


Universities and research institutions in Germany receive support from the Scholars at Risk Network, the Scholar Rescue Fund and the Council for At-Risk Academics. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation cooperates with these leading organizations by providing counselling and other services to endangered researchers. This includes  identifying suitable researchers, analyzing the risk individual candidates might be exposed to, advising guest researchers and hosts in preparing for and supporting  their stay, providing  assistance in transitional phases as well as finding follow-up solutions after the end of the Philipp Schwartz Scholarship.

Scientists at risk have the opportunity to apply for a Philipp Schwartz Initiative scholarship.

You can find more information about the program here.

Research database 

Use the researcher database of the University of Wuppertal to search for researchers, research priorities and contact details in order to find a suitable scientific supervisor who fits your research focus and is willing to supervise and support you in your application. The application has to be submitted via the International Office.

The University of Wuppertal has already accepted a scientist at risk, who was funded by the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. With the support of the faculty chair, he gained further qualifications and successfully entered the German job market.

Scholars at Risk - German Section

The University of Wuppertal is a member of the German section of the global Scholars at Risk network. This is an association of German universities, research institutions and scientific organizations that are committed to supporting and protecting endangered researchers and the freedom of science. On the section's website you will find information on the numerous funding opportunities for endangered researchers.

Further funding opportunities for researchers at risk