Zeno Karl Schindler – Foundation

The following funding instruments of Zeno Karl Schindler – Foundation are listed in the database: 

The following projects are linked with Zeno Karl Schindler – Foundation:
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The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation supports, encourages and develops top research in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences as well as of all medieval disciplines included in medieval studies. Because of projects in both domains, we now also include Digital Humanities.

The ZKS-Foundation realizes its aim principally by subsidizing research projects, by granting subsidies and scholarships to researchers and academics of any nationality that devote themselves to fore-mentioned fields of research. The Foundation also proceeds by granting prizes or other rewards for new and important research work in both domains. The ZKS-Foundation can also donate to universities of all countries for their needs in research equipment as well as support conferences and other scientific meetings.

The ZKS-Foundation is managed by a Foundation Council which consists of five members one of whom is the Founder; the other four members being two representatives of the Université de Genève, Geneva, and another two of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne.

The Foundation Board has all necessary decisional powers to ensure the realization of the Foundation’s purposes.

It can, nevertheless, call on external specialists. As any other foundation, the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation is subject to the control by the Swiss Federal Office of Foundations’ Supervision.

Since its beginnings more than 120 grants, prizes and other research projects have been developed.

For more actualities visit our ZKS Foundation’s blog. Alternatively, Jacqueline C Schindler has started a Facebook page and a Linkedin page and is looking forward to receive your news and comments.

For the detail and procedure of grants, prizes as well as for any other question of subsidies, please click on the corresponding link here-after:

Master Thesis Grant

Doctoral Exchange Grant

Summerschool Grant

ZKS/SAGG Award in German Medieval Literature

ZKS/Walter Haug Stipend (Medieval German)

ZKS/Claudio Leonardi Stipend (Medieval Latin)

ZKS/EPFL Award in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability

ZKS/MINIARE Fellowship

ZKS/TRAME Fellowship (for the development of TRAME)

Funding Organisation


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Contact Details

Addresses of Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation:

Head office:
Fondation Zeno Karl Schindler
c/o Vistra Geneva SA
Place de Chevelu, 6
Case postale 5491
1211 Genève 11 (Switzerland)
(Please don't send any applications to this address!)

Postal addresses (general information and applications):

Jacqueline C. Schindler
Presidency ZKS - Foundation
Seerosenweg 6
6052 Hergiswil (Switzerland)

Patrizia Ronconi
Secretariat/Administration ZKS-Foundation
Via Tesserete 8
6945 Origlio (Switzerland)

Or send an email to:

Medieval Languages and Literature/Medieval Studies:
Prof. Dr. René Wetzel
Département de langue et littérature allemande
Faculté des Lettres
Université de Genève
Genève 4 (Switzerland)

Engineering and Environmental Sciences:
Prof. Andreas Mortensen
EPFL – STI – IMX – LMM, MXD 140 (Bâtiment MX)
Station 12, CH - 1015
Lausanne (Switzerland)