Connex - Dr. Hans Riegel Science Networking

The Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation supports networks of economists in Germany and Austria.

Background information

What do up-and-coming scientists need to carve out their scientific careers?

Experience in teaching, research, and academic autonomy is expected for attractive positions in business and academia. But: A personal network is at least as important. Data sharing, face-to-face meetings, joint publications, and shared teaching experiences take up an important part of a scientific career.

Target Group

The program is aimed at young scientists in business administration and economics at German and Austrian universities and research institutions. Scientists in the natural and social sciences focusing on economics disciplines (e.g., business and chemistry or economic anthropology) are also invited to apply.

Applicants with permanent positions are not eligible. There is no age limit.


We fund activities, ideas, and events that help build up and maintain a scientific network of at least three members. This includes:

  • Publication costs, including open resource fees
  • Work meetings, travel and accommodation costs for the preparation of conferences, publications, or exhibitions
  • Purchase of software and IT infrastructure
  • Archive and field visits
  • Costs and purchases related to data collection

Other formats can be possible. We provide funding of up to a maximum of 4,000.00 €, re-applications are possible after 6 months.

A final report as well as an expense report are required after completion. Unused funds must be repaid.

Application Process

Interested science talents can find more information in the info flyer. Please complete the application form (3 pages) and send it along with personal data sheets (incl. list of publications) of the 3 applicants and a one-page project synopsis to


Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation
Project Manager Dr. Leonie Grafweg
Am Neutor 3
53113 Bonn
+49 (0)228-22744717