Researchers at Risk

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The Welcome Center Potsdam offers initial consultations and the following services:

  • Information on research and funding opportunities
  • Identification of potential hosts for making contacts
  • Becoming part of the UP community means that you have access to all of the services provided by the Welcome Center
  • Mediation of additional help and support, inside and outside of the UP

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Donation Opportunities

Information on the emergency fund for students affected by the Ukraine war and other donation opportunities at the University of Potsdam

Ukraine | You need support?

Ukraine | You would like to offer support?

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Further funding options for threatend researchers

Sponsorship programs for threatend researchers and
Funding options via universities and research institutions




Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

With the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables the accommodation of endangered researchers at universities and research institutions by providing two-year scholarships, as well as a lump sum to the institution hosting in the scholar. The University of Potsdam has already successfull participated in the program. The candidates cannot apply directly but need to be nominated by the University of Potsdam.

Target group:                              Demonstrably at-risk, experienced postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines

Duration of funding:               24 months

Benefits:                                        2.500 EUR p. month + mobility allowance + surcharge for health and liability insurance

                                                           + family allowance according to individual needs

Application:                                  Exclusively by nomination via the university

Application documents:        Philipp Schwartz-Initiative

Deadline for nomination:      6th October, 2022 (university internal)


Hilde Domin Programm | DAAD

Scholars at Risk Network


Claudia Rößling


Claudia Rößling
Welcome Center Potsdam | "Am Neuen Palais" Service Center
Phone: +49.331.977-1382
E-mail: welcome-center[at]