The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg awards fellowships to exceptionally qualified researchers at career stages from early career to senior level. The HWK does not award postdoc fellowships to applicants from outside the region of Northwest Germany. Applicants whose PhD dates back more than five years may apply for a Regular Fellowship. Applicants who obtained their PhD within the past five years may apply for a Junior Fellowship. Additional fellowship categories are available.
Applications may be entered for all academic disciplines and from all parts of the world except Northwest Germany. Applicants intending to do experimental or laboratory work are welcome, but should enclose confirmation of access to research infrastructure at a nearby academic institution.
Fellowships may last 3 to 10 months. Residency at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg throughout the entire fellowship is mandatory. Financial conditions are individually negotiated. The HWK supports researchers who wish to take up a fellowship accompanied by child(ren), spouse, or partner.
Considering an application but unsure what to expect? Would you like to stay at the HWK with child, spouse, or partner? Familiarize yourself with living and working conditions at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg and in Delmenhorst or take a flight across the Wissenschaftskolleg's premises and some of its buildings.
Applications in the area of BRAIN & MIND
Scientists from the field of medical-clinical research or digitalisation in medicine are eligible to apply for a Joint Research Fellowship (duration: 6 months) in collaboration with the Oldenburg School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Information and application guidelines for this program can be found here. The deadline for applications for Joint Research Fellowships will be July 15, 2023.
Postdocs from the field of hearing research, who would like to collaborate with the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4All may apply for the Joint H4A & HWK Fellowship (duration 24 months: 9 months Fellowship in residence at the HWK, afterwards 15 months research position at the University of Oldenburg). More information can be found here. This year the deadline will be July 15, 2023.