Heinrich J. Klein Foundation

By establishing the H. J. Klein Foundation Dr. Heinrich J. Klein (former chairman of the board of the special glass manufacturer SCHOTT AG, Mainz) and his wife Dr. Liesel Klein have provided a basis for a better understanding of different countries and their cultures. In 1993 the couple brought the private funds for the international education of people in training and further education worldwide. Since then the foundation has financially supported almost 50 scholarship recipients in Germany and abroad. The Human Resources department at SCHOTT's headquarters in Mainz, Germany is administrating the international selection process for the foundation (therefore the application form of SCHOTT is used).


The objective of the Heinrich J. Klein Foundation is to sponsor science and international exchange by granting scholarships to people during their training and further education period. 

Support is granted to people in training and further education for temporary scientific stays abroad like the attendance of a summer school, seminar or the direct work or cooperation on a scientific project. The Board of Trustees selects the applicants and defines the amount of funding the person receives (the decision will probably be made in June/July each year).