Stiftung Charité was founded in 2005 by the entrepreneur Johanna Quandt (1926 – 2015). It is an independent private non-profit foundation. Stiftung Charité promotes Berlin as a world-leading center for the life sciences. It supports Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and other life science organizations with funding programs in three key areas: Innovation, Research, and Open Life Science.


Innovation Funding

Research Funding

Open Life Science


Are you a physician in specialist training seeking to combine clinical practice and research? Become a (Junior) (Digital) Clinician Scientist in Berlin! You have until March 12, 2024 (1 pm) to apply. The digital strand…

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Truly remarkable: 16 of Stiftung Charité’s funding recipients spearhead their respective fields of research. They are among the world’s most cited researchers of the year, as identified by Clarivate Analytics. The…

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At its November meeting, Stiftung Charité’s Board of Trustees has taken funding decisions worth half a million euros, enabling seven new Clinical Fellows to translate their ideas into action. All seven aim to improve the…

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With the Visiting Fellows program, we want to attract outstanding researchers from abroad or elsewhere in Germany to join the life sciences ecosystem in Berlin. Develop and implement new collaborative research projects…

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This week, the Charité celebrates the opening of the “Max Rubner Center for Cardiovascular Metabolic Renal Research” with an international symposium. At the center’s location in Hessische Straße 3-4, Rubner himself had…

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Stiftung Charité not only provides external funding but is also actively involved in the Berlin life sciences. The foundation brings its funding recipients together and identifies its own areas of inspiration. Hosting its own events is an important way to achieve these goals. Regular events from Stiftung Charité include the Entrepreneurship Summit, management lectures, and round tables.

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Stiftung Charité in numbers

Focus areas of the foundation’s work
Innovation – Research – Open Life Science
Funding volume
Mill. per year (average from 2020, 2021, 2022)

Number of funding programs and initiatives
10 programs + events
Number of new grantees
per year (average from 2020, 2021, 2022)