Funding

The foundations' funding mandate is geared towards promoting science in research and teaching in the fields of capital market law, capital markets and corporate finance. In addition, the foundations would like to contribute to deepening the dialogue between academia and practice on issues of banking and capital market financing in Germany and Europe through the joint foundation project Capital Markets Union. As a general rule, an application for one of the funding opportunities listed below does not constitute an entitlement to funding. Funding decisions are exclusively at the discretion of the Executive Board of the foundation concerned, and applications can be approved or denied. The foundations and the joint foundation project Capital Markets Union currently support the funding measures described below.

Promotion Award

Each of the three foundations awards the foundations' promotional prize of EUR 10,000 on an annual basis. The prize is awarded for outstanding, practice-oriented research on issues of the capital market and supervisory law or on issues of corporate finance and capital markets, preferably with reference to the securitisation market and the Capital Markets Union. In addition to monographs, cumulative dissertations or post-doctoral theses as well as other academic works are eligible.
The complete application documents for each foundation can be found in the following links.

Dissertation scholarship

The dissertation scholarship is awarded by each foundation on an annual basis. The scholarship is aimed at doctoral candidates who have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognised German university without any conditions and who are writing a practice-oriented research thesis on issues of capital markets and supervisory law or on the topics of corporate finance and capital markets, preferably in each case with reference to the securitisation market and the Capital Markets Union. The dissertation scholarship of the foundations is endowed with a monthly grant of EUR 1,100. The funding period is initially one year, but can be extended on an annual basis up to a maximum of three years (total funding period).
The complete application documents for each foundation can be found in the following links.

Printing costs grant

Each of the three foundations awards an annual printing subsidy of up to EUR 5,000. The grant is awarded for the first publication of outstanding, practice-oriented work on issues of the capital market and supervisory law or on the topics of corporate finance and capital markets, preferably with reference to the securitisation market and the Capital Markets Union.
The complete application documents for each foundation can be found in the following links.

Foundation events

The joint, structured coming together of science and practice and the open dialogue of information, ideas and opinions are important building blocks in the Capital Market Union foundation project initiated jointly by the three foundations.

This purpose is served by the regular expert dialogues entitled ‘Science and Practice‘, which are organised and conducted by the foundations as events on current topics. Participation in the expert dialogues is generally free of charge for the invited participants from academia and practice.

Events – in German only

11. Juni 2021

Fachtagung | Oestrich-Winkel | hybrid

„Globalisierung und Strukturumbruch –
Was kommt nach Corona?“ 

Zur Veranstaltung

11. Dezember 2020

Fachtagung | Online

„Die wachsende Bedeutung der Projektfinanzierung im wirtschaftlichen Umbruch unserer Zeit“
Konferenz der European Business School, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

Zur Veranstaltung

6. Dezember 2019

Fachtagung | Oestrich-Winkel

„Währungsarchitektur – Cryptowährungen, Libra und Free Banking“
Konferenz der European Business School, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

Zur Veranstaltung

7. und 8. Juni 2019

Fachtagung | Fulda

„Deutschlands Kapitalexport und die Investitionsherausforderungen der Zukunft“

Zur Veranstaltung

23. und 24. November 2018

Fachtagung | Wolfsburg

„Der deutsche Mittelstand im Spannungsfeld  von technologischem und strukturellem Wandel – Konsequenzen für Finanzierung und Finanzbedarfe“

Zur Veranstaltung

14. September 2018

Fachtagung | Oestrich-Winkel

„Innovation und Disruption an den Finanz- und Kapitalmärkten“
Konferenz der European Business School, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

Zur Veranstaltung

Scientific research reports

Within the framework of the Capital Markets Union foundation project, funding is provided for scientific research reports that are in line with the objectives of the foundation's project. Eligibility for funding is determined in particular by the practical relevance of the specific topic of the academic research report. Special importance is attached to this central element already in the project preparation stage. Accordingly, the core questions to be investigated in the report should always arise from topics and problem areas that are of high interest for bank and capital market financing in Germany and Europe from a scientific, financial and real economic perspective. The research reports are prepared by the commissioned scientists and always in dialogue between academics and practitioners. Practitioners are financial experts and capital market specialists from banks, law firms and the real economy. The project results are presented jointly by academics and practitioners in workshops and at conferences and events and are thus disseminated. In addition, the research reports and a summary of the results are published on the joint website of the foundations and the foundation project.

Ideas for concrete studies and scientific reports can be sent to the executive boards of all three foundations via the German Foundation Centre (see contact details).

 


 

Topics of the research reports

February to September 2020

Research period

Title: 'Die zukünftige Vernetzung bankbasierter Unternehmensfinanzierung in Deutschland mit den internationalen Kapitalmärkten'

The research report

Cooperation Agreement with the European Banking Institute

The European Banking Institute e. V. (EBI), based in Frankfurt am Main, is an international centre for banking-related studies. It comprises many outstanding academic institutions in Europe that cooperate in their research activities in the field of banking regulation, supervision and resolution and whose aim is to promote dialogue between academics, regulatory authorities, industry representatives and consultants on issues relating to the regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial markets from a legal, economic and other perspectives.

Against the background of their common goals and tasks, the Foundation Project and the EBI launched a joint funding programme entitled ‘Research Programme on Securitisation‘ in 2019. The joint research cooperation aims to support doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and junior professors with degrees in law, finance or economics. The EBI provides administrative and logistical support for the programme and issues the application documents each year.

In the 2019 funding year, Ms Sara Göthlin from Stockholm University received funding for the first time through the Research Programme on Securitisation for her research project ‘Legal Enforceability of Payment Waterfalls‘.

The application documents are available on the EBI website.

Furthermore, the fundation's Capital Markets Union project supports the annual EBI conferences ‘Global Annual Conference‘ and ‘Policy Conference‘.