Funding guidlines

The Foundation fiat panis, which took over the task of research funding from the Eiselen Foundation in 2010, has been able to support a variety of master and doctoral theses during their field work. The main objective of the Foundation fiat panis is to promote research projects which are likely to contribute to an improvement in the nutritional situation of people in countries with food deficit. For master theses we usually grant scholarships for traveling abroad and to do field work in the so-called developing countries. In the case of doctoral studies, we provide funds for a field work in developing countries.

Applications for research support can be submitted by professors, directors, doctoral supervisors or similar.

The application process is informal.

Please be aware, that we can only support innovative research projects with a clear reference to the food security.

To simplify the procedure please send us a short application (max. 2 pages) with the following points:

  • Title of the project
  • Summary of the project
  • Methodological approach
  • Relevance of results for improving food security
  • Time and cost schedule
  • Name of the supervisor

Additionaly we need:

  • Name of the researcher including CV
  • an assessment of the supervisor

Please send us your application at an early stage. We need at least a month to check your records. We are not able to support projects that are already carried out or that are already terminated.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or write an e-mail to clarify the issues with us.


Funding Guidlines

Applications for research projects should be submitted by professors, directors, and doctoral supervisors.

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Research projects

The Foundation fiat panis initiates and supports research projects for development-related agricultural and nutritional research.

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Master program

The Foundation fiat panis awards travel grants for master theses at the University of Hohenheim, which are focussed to end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

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Ph. D. research support

The Foundation provides research funding for doctoral students for development-relevant work at the ZEF, Bonn and the FSC, Hohenheim.

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Workshops / Congresses / Symposia

The discussion of scientific results and the exchange of scientists is an important starting point to stimulate the generation of new research agenda.

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Justus von Liebig-
Award for World Nutrition

In 2007, the Eiselen Foundation has taken over the Liebig-Award from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. It is awarded to individuals or institutions who have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the world nutrition. It was awarded for the first time by the Eiselen Foundation in 2009. The award is endowed with 25,000 Euros and is granted basically undivided.

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Hermann Eiselen-
Science Award

The promotion of qualified young professionals is a major concern of the Foundation fiat panis. The Hermann Eiselen-Science Award has been awarded every two years since 1986 to authors for the best submitted dissertations, which provide an innovative contribution to the improvement of the nutritional status of populations in developing countries.

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Hans H. Ruthenberg-
Graduate Award

The promotion of qualified university graduates is a major concern of the Foundation. In addition to the Josef G. Knoll-European Science Award, the Eiselen Foundation had created the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg-Graduate Award in 1999 to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security.

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