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


We are looking for a Trainee Project Manager (m/f/x) focusing on Innovation and Event Management to join our team in Berlin by mid-September at the latest. We offer a varied position at the intersection of science,…

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At its spring meeting, Stiftung Charité’s Board of Trustees approved almost 1.5 million euros to bring five internationally renowned scientists to Berlin. Together with their hosts from Charité – Universitätsmedizin…

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Stiftung Charité has new funding decisions to announce in the science x media tandem program, now running for the second year. In fixed pairs, scientists and media professionals will implement innovative projects for…

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The Max Rubner Award 2024 goes to AI innovation projects at Charité

This year, Stiftung Charité recognizes two exemplary projects that will give impetus to the ongoing digitalization of the university hospital.

Apply for protected time to further your practice-informed research or pursue a clinically inspired project as an experienced senior physician (German “Oberarzt / Oberärztin”). 

Deadline: July 8, 2024, 11:59 pm.


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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 2021, 2022, 2023)

Number of funding programs and initiatives
12 programs + events
Number of new grantees
per year (average from 2021, 2022, 2023)