Research assignments and stipends

In the framework of the ifa Research Programme, three- to six-months (full-time) stipends and research assignments are allocated to players from the sciences as well as from the areas of art and culture, politics, media and development cooperation. The projects are announced in the vacancies section at the ifa website, where you will also find application guidelines and deadlines. Stipends and research assignments are assigned only for the announced topics.


  • University education (at least an M.A.)
  • Proven experience in the topic of the respective project as well as good knowledge of foreign cultural and educational policy
  • For projects with an event format: proven experience in the organisation of events
  • For projects with publications: very good and proven knowledge in the editorial domain and with scientific work
  • Good knowledge of English as well as the language required for the project

The advertised stipends are full-time stipends. The selected candidates may not be engaged in any occupational activity in the research period. This regulation does not apply to research assignments.

Documentation to be submitted

The application for the advertised project must be accompanied by:

I. Letter of motivation complete with personal details

including address, e-mail, telephone number and, if available, fax and mobile telephone number

II. Information on the project

  • Title or topic
  • Short description of the relevance of the topic as well as previous research deficiencies
  • Compact, two-page profile of the undertaking
  • Preliminary outline of the work
  • Work programme or time line that shows that the undertaking can be realised in the framework of the project lifecycle
  • Relevant sources and methods

III. CV and passport photo

Note: Please submit the application materials exclusively in electronic form in a single file (max. 3 MB).


Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy"
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.219

Isabell Scheidt


Isabell Scheidt
Phone +49.711.2225.219