Our main goal is to promote new ideas and approaches that are already discussing tomorrows challenges today. As a recently established Academy we want to support creative minds and independent workers, who are at the beginning of their academic or professional career and who would like to take the next step on their path.
We are looking for projects and research questions that go beyond current mainstream issues, that deal with interesting challenges, which could be of particular relevance in a few years' time, that deal with visions and new ideas, that analyse new developments and that are already working on solutions for future problems.
- postgraduate degree (preferably Master or equivalent)
- younger than 35 years of age
- professional English language skills (min. C1)
- citizen of an EU member state or permanent residence in Europe
- submission of an innovative Research Proposal, compatible with theannual focus
- current and prospective relevance of the proposed research question
- proposal of a host institution for the duration of the Fellowship
- university graduates, Young Professionals or employees of ascientific, political, economic or cultural institution/organisation
- individuals or groups that want to research on a specified topicwithin a period of 12 months
- reliable personality with previous research experience
- new thoughts and approaches that are directed at the future of Europe
What do we offer?
- Building up your network: Together with a group of other Fellows, and prospectively also within a growing group of Academy-Alumni, the Fellowship within the Charlemagne Prize Network comprises exciting partner organisations and many impressive personalities that you will meet during networking events and the Charlemagne Prize Summit. You will get the opportunity to engage with specialists on an academic, as well as on a professional level, depending on your career prospects.
- Financial support for your creative and individual research project, which might help you to implement ideas and formats that back your findings and to encourage your independence regarding your personal path.
- Administrative and scientific support: As you will be assigned to a mentor, who will support you with the implementation of your ideas and research, you will receive input to your work from an expert in this field. By attending network events and receiving support in achieving your milestones, you will have the chance to completely focus on your individual research progress.
- Time for your thoughts: The grant might facilitate a year of realizing an individual project before entering the professional world or academia. This could be a step that was not possible during previous studies, or an opportunity for training and further engagement with scholarly work.
- Acclimatisation to the global stage: Presenting your own work and engaging with international decision makers will train your confidence and skills to promote your ideas and to work on constructive approaches.
- Standing out from the crowd: The Charlemagne Prize Fellowship presents the opportunity to mark an exceptional path on your CV, suitable to individual plans and ambitions.