ZEISS unterstützt Grüne Schule in Jena

The ZEISS Promotion Fund

ZEISS provided almost 1 million euros in funding for around 107 projects at the sites in Germany in the 2019/20 financial year.


Social engagement at the ZEISS Group aims to promote research and education, healthcare, conservation and local society. ZEISS encourages people to get involved in the natural sciences, from preschool children right up to PhD students, as well as to fund social and cultural projects.

ZEISS has established the Education and Science Fund and the ZEISS Promotion Fund to meet these obligations. In the past ten years, more than 1,000 local projects have received support totaling around 7.5 million euros.

Find out more about the prerequisites for funding* and apply for sponsorship* for your project.

*only available in German

The ZEISS Promotion Fund

The ZEISS Promotion Fund was established in 2011 to mark the 20th anniversary of the reunification of the East and West German parts of the company. The aim was to promote regional projects at the individual sites. By setting up the ZEISS Promotion Fund, the company is pursuing a tradition that goes back to the establishment of the Carl Zeiss Foundation in 1889.

The focus of the ZEISS Promotion Fund is on initiatives to promote education among young people, primarily high school students who have not yet chosen a degree and college graduates who have not entered the world of work, and to encourage them to develop their scientific skills and take part in projects and initiatives at universities and research institutes. The focus is on the natural sciences and engineering, particularly optics and photonics.

The ZEISS Promotion Fund was initially set up at the company's main German sites in Jena, Oberkochen and Aalen. The sites in Göttingen and Wetzlar have been part of the funding program since 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Funding Prerequisites

Find out more about the prerequisites for funding*

*only available in German

Apply for Funding

Apply for sponsorship for your project*

*only available in German

Sustainability Contact Information

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