The Germany Ministry of Defence awards the Manfred Wörner Scholarship every year in honour of the accomplishments of the late Dr Manfred Wörner, former Secretary General of NATO, who died in 1994. The scholarship is awarded to highly qualified young researchers as well as to military officers with academic experience from countries that are NATO Allies or participate in the Partnership for Peace programme.
- The scholarship is endowed with a monthly stipend of EUR 2,000. It is limited to one scholarship holder at a time and will be awarded for a maximum duration of twelve months.
- Scholarship holders will conduct scientific research on a topic with relevance to NATO. In principle, their research can also address a related topic from the field of foreign, security and defence policy.
- The scholarship is designed to enable the successful applicant to carry out practice-relevant, policy-related research and to participate in academic work with the aim of publication.
- Candidates from countries where the Bundeswehr is deployed are also welcome to apply. In the current application period, these countries are: Mali, Kosovo, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South Sudan and Western Sahara. Afghan citizens may also apply.
- Applicants for the Manfred Wörner Scholarship should submit relevant documents in German, English or French to the International Office at the Bundeswehr University to which they wish to apply.
- Applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at their home university.
- The costs for accommodation and meals are based on the relevant rules and regulations of the Bundeswehr applicable to visitors and non-members of the Bundeswehr. Individuals who have already been recipients of the Manfred Wörner Scholarship in the past cannot apply a second time.
For more information, visit Germany Ministry of Defence.