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E.ON Stipendienfonds is a non-profit foundation. In accordance with its articles of association, it sponsors science and education, concentrating on academic exchange between Germany and Norway. The Foundation was set up in 1983 by the former Ruhrgas AG at Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft in Essen in order to enhance and expand relations between Germany and Norway above and beyond their energy partnership by intensifying scientific cooperation between both countries.


Over the course of the past years and decades, the programmes of Stipendienfonds in the disciplines of economics, politics, law and history have become established in the academic world of Germany and Norway. In 2014, a new interdisciplinary scholarship programme for energy sciences, which also includes aspects of engineering science, was created from the previous programmes.