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.

Windtunnel mit zwei Wissenschaftlern
Research Area TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE (formerly ENERGY)

In the field of TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes research in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and engineering. The focus is on societally particularly relevant issues such as energy generation, storage and distribution.

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Research Area SOCIETY

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

Fellow des HWK betrachtet Bilder in der Bremischen Bürgerschaft

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.

More on the application procedure

Receive reminders about future calls

Upcoming Deadlines

15 July 2024, 12 PM CEST

Application for regular and junior fellowships 

29 February 2024, 12 PM CET

Application for the Postdoc Program

Latest Recordings (in German)

Sprache der Wissenschaft
Aufzeichnung des Abendvortrags vom 13.11.2023 im HWK
Maschinen, Computer, künstliche Intelligenzen: Was kommt auf uns zu?
Aufzeichnung des Vortrags vom 16. Oktober 2023 im HWK
Von Atomen, Ameisen und Aktien
Aufzeichnung des Abendvortrags vom 10.07.2023 im HWK


Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

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