Martha Schmidt

Member of Project Staff

Research Associate for the DAAD Committee "Challenges and Opportunities of Academic Cooperation with Post-Soviet Countries"

Subject: History


Research Areas

German science policy towards the post-Soviet space

Personal Data

  • 2015 - 2022: Studies of International Relations and Eastern European Studies at the University of Erfurt, the Moscow Institute of International Relations, the LMU Munich and the University of Warsaw (B.A. and M.A.)
  • 2021: Schuman Traineeship at the European Parliament (Directorate General for External Policies of the Union, Unit for Europe: Eastern Partnership and Russia)
  • 2019 - 2022: Student assistant at the Eastern European Studies programme at the LMU Munich
  • 2022 - 2023: Project assistant at Austausch e.V.
  • Since Nov 2023: Research assistant for the DAAD scientific committee "Challenges and opportunities of academic cooperation with post-Soviet states"


  • Scholarship holder of the Max Weber Programme (2020 - 2022)
  • Scholarship holder of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (2020 - 2022)
  • Go East scholarship from the DAAD for the participation in a winter school in Irkutsk, Russia (2019)
  • DAAD scholarship for an internship abroad in Kazakhstan (2019)


  • Bittner, Philipp and Schmidt, Martha (2021): ““This is Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty”: Historical and current perspectives on RFE/RL in the (post-)soviet space”. Interview with Martins Zvaners and Matthew Luxmoore. In: Erinnerungskulturen. Erinnerung und Geschichtspolitik im östlichen und südöstlichen Europa. Available online at: