As a recently established Academy we primarily want to support creative minds and young personalities that are in the beginning of their academic or professional career.
- University graduates, Young Professionals or employees of a scientific, political, economic or cultural institution/organisation
- Individuals or groups that want to research on a specified topic within a timeframe of 10 months
- Previous experience in research and a topic related field
- Thrive to work on innovative topics in the European context
- Ambition to exchange ideas with other researchers and global decision makers
- Objectives aimed at long-lasting effects and social change, also after our funding phase
- Critical Thinkers and Creative Minds
What are the requirements?
- University degree (Master or equivalent)
- Younger than 35
- Professional English language skills (C1)
- The submission of an individual Research Proposal, compatible with the annual focus area of the Academy
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.
- An alternative path after your graduation: In an early stage of the individual career, it is important to stand 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.