The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes excellent science through fellowships for exceptional international scientists, artists and authors from all fields of research or work.
The fellowships of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg offer outstanding scientists the opportunity to focus on research without the distractions of everyday academic life, to exchange ideas with colleagues from other disciplines, and to benefit from a diverse and vibrant fellowship community.
Through its fellowship program, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg promotes scholarship and research in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, benefiting not only the individual fellow but also the scientific community at regional research institutions. Funding for individual scientists is distributed among a number of fellowship opportunities of varying types and durations.
Regular and junior fellowships are currently offered in the four research areas of the HWK's scientific program: BRAIN, EARTH, ENERGY, SOCIETY, and the ARTS & LITERATURE area. Both types of fellowships are awarded based on a specific application process. Details can be found here.
Appointment based on application procedure; duration: three to ten months. Splitting into no more than two periods of residence is possible. Requirements: completed doctoral degree; the planned project must fit within one of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg’s research fields. Collaborations with colleagues at the regional universities and research institutes are appreciated, but not a necessity for a fellowship application.
Appointment based on application procedure; duration: three to ten months. Requirements: a doctoral degree earned within the last five years; otherwise, the conditions are the same as for the regular fellowship.
No application possible, but must be nominated by a current Regular or Junior Fellow! Duration: two to eight weeks. Goal: intense collaboration for the benefit of the Fellowship project.
No regular application procedure. Available only to regional scientists working on selected projects.
Associate Junior Fellowship
Associate junior fellows form part of the Postdoc Program. Only available for regional junior scientists in the humanities and social sciences. Fellows continue their own research at their respective institutions, but meet for various events at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. The program also provides funding opportunities, e.g. for conferences and workshop. Duration: up to three years.
Artist in Residence
Suitable candidates are pre-selected by the advisory board of the ARTS & LITERATURE area and invited by the rector of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. Variable duration based on the respective artistic project.
Writer in Residence
On invitation by the rector of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg only. Variable duration.
The Postdoc Program was created at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg to promote young scientists. It supports talented young scientists in expanding their own careers by sponsoring their own event and offering them the opportunity to participate in events at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg.
Members of the program are associate junior fellows (see above). Membership in the program is limited to three years and participants remain employed at their regional home institution. Applications are accepted in response to an annual call for applications with an application deadline of the end of February.