Research Area BRAIN & MIND

In the BRAIN & MIND area, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes research on the brain and mind in the neuro and cognitive sciences as well as related disciplines.

Research Area EARTH

In the area of EARTH, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes research on the Earth, the oceans and the climate.

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Research Area ENERGY

In the ENERGY area, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes research into new approaches to energy generation, distribution and storage, as well as basic research in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and engineering.

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Research Area SOCIETY

In the area of SOCIETY, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes research in the social sciences and humanities.

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In the area of ARTS & LITERATURE, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between science, art and literature.

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) promotes excellent science through fellowships for outstanding researchers from all over the world. It additionally supports the engagement with scientific research and its role in society through fellowships for artists and authors. The HWK is an independent Institute for Advanced Study and a non-profit foundation of the states of Bremen and Lower Saxony and the city of Delmenhorst. It cooperates closely with the universities in Bremen and Oldenburg and other scientific institutions in the Northwest region.

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The Fellowship Program

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes the sciences through fellowships for outstanding scientists. A postdoc program specifically for young academics and project-related support for study or focus groups complement the range of funding.

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Call for Applications

This year's call for applications for regular and junior fellowships is open. Find out more about the application requirements and documents to be submitted.

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Application Deadlines

15 July 2023, 12 PM CEST

Application for regular and junior fellowships 

28 February 2023, 12 PM CET

Application for the Postdoc Program


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