The Julius Paul Stiegler Memorial Foundation

The Foundation

In memory of Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Julius Paul Stiegler (1884-1962), the Stiegler-Foundation also supports the faculty in its effort to become more internationalized as well as to earn an international reputation. The Julius-Paul-Stiegler-Memorial-Foundation has supported the faculty of Business Economics (BWL) at University Mannheim since years, especially by supporting young researchers with their stays abroad. Since 2008, the Chair of Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons is responsible for accepting applications and allocation of funds. 


The Julius Paul Stiegler Memorial Foundation promotes research and study stays of faculty members of the business school abroad.

Funding is available for:

  • Research projects of PhD students or Post-doc researchers abroad,
  • Study stays (no internships!) of excellent students at renowned foreign universities, and
  • International lecture and conference tours by faculty members.

Details regarding prerequisites and form of the support can be found here (in German) and the application form here (in German). Please address your to Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons. Please ensure that your application is complete. The support is paid as partial reimbursement of the travel costs.

For further information please contact Dr. Benedikt Franke (Tel.: 0621 181-3754).

Stiegler-Prize for international Students

The University of Mannheim Business School is glad to award the Prize of the Julius-Paul-Stiegler-Memorial-Foundation. The prize will be awarded at the graduation ceremony by a representative of the Julius-Paul- Stiegler-Memorial-Foundation. It is awarded to international full-time students of the bachelor program who distinguished themselves during their studies through their outstanding intercultural competence. 

The University of Mannheim Business School invites the top-ranked bachelor students of the graduating class to apply for the price. Unsolicited applications are not considered. 


We congratulate Ms. Fanni Luca Szente for receiving the award in 2018. She received the prize at the graduation ceremony from Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof. Former price winners have been Ms. Tianya Zhang (2015), Ms. Chaoping Ma (2016), and Mr. Jakub Krejci (2017). We wish them all the best for their future career.