The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is a German political foundation named after the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. It offers a wide variety of civic-education conferences and events in Germany and is in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The foundation’s headquarters are located in Berlin and in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. Its programs aim to promote freedom, peace and justice while focusing on democratic processes, unification of Europe, cooperation, and strengthening of transatlantic relations.
In conjunction with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the Konrad Adenaur Foundation awards fellowships to graduating seniors and graduate students at Harvard in order to enable studying and research at German universities and promote intercultural dialogues, formation of international networks, and internationalization of universities and science. The scholarship program is publicly financed and part of the cultural and educational policy of Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.