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The Claussen-Simon-Stiftung

supports talented young people at every stage of their development: at school, at university and in their profession. We create opportunity.

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School & Education

We support pupils, teachers and student teachers in Hamburg with various forms of individual and project funding.

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University & Academia

In assisting students and doctoral and post-doctoral candidates, and funding research and study projects, we support learning and teaching at universities in Hamburg.

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Arts & Culture

We help graduates of creative programs to build independent, artistic careers following their time at university and support a range of cultural projects and initiatives in Hamburg.

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School & Education

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We support pupils, teachers and student teachers in Hamburg with various forms of individual and project funding.

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University & Academia

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In assisting students and doctoral candidates and funding research and study projects, we support learning and teaching at universities in Hamburg.

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Arts & Culture

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We help graduates of creative programs to build independent artistic careers following their time at university and support a range of cultural projects and initiatives in Hamburg.

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»We are very happy to have the support because it enables our students to discover and learn in creative and cooperative ways, which leads to motivating and enriching experiences across all levels.«

Christian Borck
Headmaster Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Hamburg

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»I have experienced a rapid development over my entire time at the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung. It is a very valuable experience that has shaped my professional life a great deal.«

Daria Marshinina, Pianist
Unseren Künsten Scholar 2016/17

»My first master’s semester and the associated funding by the Claussen-Simon-Foundation have been special for many reasons. The funding and support enhanced my feeling of self-efficacy for my personal, academic, and professional path. I perceive the great workshops together with inspiring encounters and conversations with people tied to the foundation as very rewarding!«

Zami Khalil, Student of Clinical Psychology and Psycho Therapy

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We stay connected!

We accompany our scholarship holders on their educational paths and aim to make their various journeys through school, university and professional life fruitful and inspiring. Even after their time as an active recipient, we encourage our alumni to stay connected, to contribute actively to foundation life and share their experiences with our active scholars.

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»The Claussen-Simon-Stiftung didn’t just equip me to take on this job financially but also practically, thanks to the stART.up program of seminars and mentorship. How does one apply for project funding? How does one negotiate with location managers, with musicians and service providers? What are the legal implications when it comes to copyright and insurance? And perhaps more fundamentally, how does one marry a creative vision with a marketable product and maintain an authentic artistic identity? All of these questions were directly addressed during my time in the stART.up program, arming me with a battery of hard skills for a realistic future as a freelance artist. At the same time, I have emerged from stART.up and Konzertreihe TABU with what can be called ‘soft’ skills. A clear sense of identity as an artist, belief in my own artistic and business-related abilities and the confidence that what I have to say as an artist is a valid contribution to my community. It is impossible to undervalue the investment that the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung has made in my development and I am deeply grateful for this priceless and formative experience.«

Trevor Pichanick
Singer, Alumnus stART.up

Our Founders

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Georg W. Claussen & Ebba Simon: Two influential Hamburg philanthropists

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Ausgezeichnet!

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At the end of every year we celebrate the winners of our Unseren Schulen and Unseren Hochschulen competitions and award prizes for mentorship in schools and universities. 

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