The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development
The Horovitz Fund is dedicated to African artists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The winner(s) receive an award to defray educational costs for one academic year, renewable for a second year based on satisfactory academic performance and continued need. The award amount ranges anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000 depending on market performance. The funds may be used to cover thesis research, tuition, living costs, etc. The amount of the award depends on the funds available from the investment performance of the endowment.
Jahresstipendien für Aufbaustudien
The annual stipend for postgraduate students is granted for German nationals that want to pursue a master degree in the United States. The scholarship consists for a monthly payment, a traveling allowance as well as a contribution to the tuition fees.
ERP Fellowship Program
Distinguished universities in the USA present an option for taking up a one or two-year Master’s course or planning a research visit after completion of a degree in Germany. For projects of this kind the well-endowed ERP Fellowship Program provides financing: fellowships for subsistence from 12 to 21 months and subsidies towards academic fees up to a maximum of 25,000 dollars per year.
Candidates have to apply for admission to the top American universities themselves. In order to be granted a fellowship, they should submit an application prior to receiving notification of admission, documenting their history to date and giving convincing reasons for wishing to spend a longer period of time in the USA. An independent commission decides on the applications in a two-stage process. Since 1994, the program has been financed by funding from ERP special assets which are administered by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). These special assets derive from the European Recovery Program, also known as the Marshall Plan.