Alexander Rave Scholarships in Germany

Deadline: 15 September each year
Open to:young  curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries
Scholarship:  monthly lump of 1.300 euros


The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa) promotes cultural exchange to assist peoples, nations and religions in learning from one another and living together peacefully. One of ifa’s particular fields of interest is fine art. Ifa initiates a direct cultural dialogue by supporting exhibitions of works by well-known German artists all over the world, and by promoting foreign art in ifa’s galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin. The Rave Scholarships contribute to further practical training in realising art exhibitions. 


The Rave Scholarships are available to young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries. The Scholarship will be awarded to Applicants who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Who come from a transformation or developing country and are still living there;
  • Who did not have the opportunity yet to come for a longer stay or did not have further training or working stay in Germany;
  • Who finished their professional training not longer than five years ago and are not yet over 40. Those still studying or training at the time of application will not be considered for selection;
  • Who have found a non-commercial partner institution in Germany that has agreed to joint project, and developed together (German institution and applicant) a project sketch;
  • Who can provide a positive statement from their own country (reference).
  • Have knowledge of one of the English, German or French language.


The Rave Scholarship is a working scholarship and requires the holder’s presence. It includes the following payments:

  • A monthly lump sum of 1,300 € for a scholarship period of three to six months;
  • Travelling expenses (to and from Germany);
  • Monthly supplement of 250 € for attendance of the spouse;
  • Monthly children’s supplement of 50 € per child;
  • Health insurance (also for spouse and children);
  • German course up to 500 €.


To apply for the Alexander Rave Scholarships you need to have these application documents:

  • A fully completed application form;
  • A CV (3 pages max.), including educational qualifications;
  • A project sketch (1 or 2 pages) developed together with the non-commercial German institution – informing about tasks and responsibilities of the planned scholarship in Germany;
  • Invitation letter from the non-commercial German institution for  the planned scholarship period in Germany;
  • A letter of reference from the home country;
  • An abridged report (2 pages max.) on the current art scene in the home country.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225194

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