The aim of the program supported by the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) is to further cultural dialogue with the Muslim world by encouraging academic cooperation. Specifically, the ties between higher education institutions in Germany and in the Muslim world should be strengthened and academic and cultural dialogue fostered between students
and young academics from Germany and the partner countries.
This program provides (start-up) financing for projects that are as sustainable as possible and whose measures meet the program’s aims. Funding is expected to start on 1 January 2017 and is offered for one year for first-time applications and for a maximum of two budget years for follow-up applications. As a rule, funding is limited to a maximum of three years.
German higher education institutions are eligible to apply till 28 September 2016.