The alumni network is your option to stay involved and connected with the Mercator Community. We regularly present opportunities for you to network within the community, take part in trainings and workshops and realise collective projects.

Mercator Alumni Language Learning Grant

Stiftung Mercator’s international work particularly supports the exchange of people and ideas with China, Turkey and Europe. The Mercator Alumni Language Learning Grant enhances this endeavour by supporting our alumni to develop their language and intercultural skills in Chinese, Turkish or German.

You can now apply for the Mercator Alumni Language Learning Grant! Please see our current Call for Applications for further information and application details (Login required). The application period ends March 31, 2021.

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.

The Mercator Alumni Fund’s next call for applications will be published here soon!

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: