The Dortmund Gambrinus Fellowships were founded in 1993 by the Association of Dortmund Brewers on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the brewing rights of the city of Dortmund. These fellowships enable research stays of foreign scientists at TU Dortmund University.
In the past 20 years, Gambrinus funds have enabled more than 120 guest scientists and scholars to be welcomed in Dortmund, which has led to numerous international collaborations in the field of research. The highlight of the annual Gambrinus activities is the "Gambrinus Forum", traditionally held at the Westphalian Industry Club. Here, internationally renowned scientists and academics address a broad, also non-university public with lectures.