Garg Foundation

The Garg Foundation was established in 1994 by Dr. Om Prakash Garg in honour of his parents Basant Jumari Devi and Chakkanlal Garg and his supervisor Prof. Dr. Helmut Zahn. The foundation awards scholarships to (mainly) foreign students and PhD students as well as visiting scientists. Each year, the foundation supports a number of young, highly talented and dedicated students.

The Garg fellows belong to one of these four categories:

  • Young scientists starting their PhD studies at the DWI, especially young scientists from countries outside Germany

  • PhD students from the DWI doing parts of their PhD studies in another country

  • Master students from countries other than Germany doing a research project at the DWI

  • Master students from countries outside Germany or from other regions of Germany who are members of the Max Planck School, Physics, Chemistry and Construction of Life and work on a research project at the DWI


for applicants from India: Dr. Smriti Singh

for applicants from China: Dr. Xiaomin Zhu

for applicants from Russia: Dr. Nina Kostina

for applicants from other countries: Dr. Khosrow Rahimi