The RLF is a political educational organisation closely affiliated with DIE LINKE (The Left Party) which awards scholarships to international students planning to obtain a doctorate or carry out a doctoral research project in Germany. The sponsorship is based upon the Foundation’s political values, social justice and solidarity in particular. Every year the Foundation assigns about ten PhD scholarships, each worth EUR 1,050 per month, independent of parental income. Additional funding includes a contribution to research costs of EUR 100 as well as child- and family allowances, where applicable. Another component of the scholarship programme is the comprehensive non-material support.
particularly gifted international doctoral candidates from any discipline and type of higher education institution with a promising topic for their doctoral thesis who can identify with and are committed to the democratic socialism and its values.