Organisation and mission

The foundation

The non-profit foundation “Dr. August and Annelies Karst Stiftung” acts for the benefit of the University of Konstanz. It has been endowed with approximately 430,000 euros and was founded on 17 October 2014 by the Konstanz couple Dr August and Annelies Karst. Donations and supplementary endowments from third parties are welcome at any time. The foundation will be happy to issue a charitable donations certificate.

The purpose of the foundation is the promotion of science and research in the humanities at the University of Konstanz.

The foundation supports science events and research projects and will soon be able to award research contracts, prizes and scholarships. The board is currently working on the precise functional profile of the foundation.

The foundation currently accepts project proposals. The deadline is  27 May 2019. The board will decide on these proposals in its meeting on 7 June 2019. Please email your written proposal to the executive manager, Julia Wandt, and include a description and budget plan.


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittelstraß, Fachbereich Philosophie (Vorsitzender)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Armgardt, Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft (Stellvertretender Vorsitzender)

Prof. Dr. Anne Kwaschik, Fachbereich Geschichte und Soziologie

Prof. Dr. Michael Schwarze, Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft

Horst Frank, Oberbürgermeister a. D. der Stadt Konstanz


Julia Wandt, Stabsstelle Kommunikation und Marketing

How can I give?

Bank details

Dr. August und Annelies Karst Stiftung
Sparkasse Bodensee
IBAN: DE96 6905 0001 0026 0980 95

Your donation or supplementary endowment will make a difference!