Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellowships

Closing Date: 10/10/2023

2-year fellowship for early career researchers to carry out a research project at the Zukunftskolleg in Konstanz, Germany.

Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Konstanz in Germany. It offers fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. The Zukunftskolleg is a keystone in the University of Konstanz’s institutional strategy and the University of Konstanz is one of Germany’s eleven Universities of Excellence. It covers the humanities, social and natural sciences.

The Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme offers support for early career researchers who plan to develop and implement an independent research project at the institute in Konstanz, Germany. The institute provides fellows with the professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace to carry out their project. Each fellow receives an annual research allowance including funding for research assistants or equipment. Furthermore, the Zukunftskolleg gives financial support for start-up, consumables and travel costs, and assists in developing academic skills.

Fellows have a work contract with the University of Konstanz and are expected to have their place of residence in Konstanz. They participate actively in the research culture of the Zukunftskolleg and have an opportunity to teach at the university.

Each fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. Additionally, fellows of the Zukunftskolleg can be affiliated to the Clusters of Excellence at the University of Konstanz: Politics of Inequality or Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour. Up to two Cluster-Zukunftskolleg Fellowships related to the study of collective behaviour can be funded by the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour directly.

The proposed research project must tie in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz. Applicants are also invited to reflect on how their research relates to the 17 SDGs of the UN. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are particularly desirable.

Funding body Universität Konstanz (University of Konstanz)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S25380
Category Arts and Humanities
Biotechnology and Biology
Economic and Social Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical Research
Natural Environment
Science and Technology
Fund or call Fund