The alumni network lets you remain involved even after your funding ends. We regularly present opportunities for you to network within the community, train further and realise collective projects.

Mercator Alumni Fund

The Stiftung Mercator Alumni Fund helps you organise events, specialist seminars and workshops – and turn your project ideas into reality. The fund promotes professional exchanges on foundation-related topics and cross-programme networking for alumni.

To the right is a selection of alumni projects in recent years.

The Mercator Alumni Fund’s next call for applications will be in autumn 2020.

Mercator Alumni Language Promotion

Stiftung Mercator’s international work particularly supports the exchange of people and ideas with China, Turkey and Europe. The Mercator Alumni Language Promotion enhances this endeavour by helping alumni to develop their language and intercultural skills.

We’ll soon be presenting details about the next Mercator Alumni Language Promotion call for applications.

Mercator Winter Forum

The Mercator Winter Forum brings members of the network together and invites them to immerse themselves in special subjects in a variety of formats. This networking event succeeds because of the topics and contributions from alumni and partners. This video gives you an idea of our most recent Mercator Winter Forum, held in Essen in 2020.

We expect that the next Mercator Winter Forum will take place in 2022. We welcome your ideas for its design – and look forward to seeing you again!

Would you like to get involved – and perhaps organise an alumni event or run a workshop? Please contact us at: