Apply for a Fellowship

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg offers fellowships of varying type and duration for individual scientists and scholars as well as artistic residencies to artists with a keen interest in the sciences:

  • Regular fellowships for academics whose PhD dates back more than five years,
  • Junior fellowships for academics who obtained their PhD within the past five years,
  • Associate Junior Fellowships (non-residential) are open to early career researchers from the region and available here,
  • Artist in Residence fellowships are available to artists with a keen interest in the sciences. Please apply here.

Please take note of potentially differing application deadlines.

Review all fellowship categories

Details on Scientific Fellowships


The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg awards residential fellowships to exceptionally qualified researchers. Fellowships may last 3 to 10 months. Residency at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg is mandatory throughout the entire fellowship. The exact financial conditions and timeframe are subject to individual agreement. The HWK encourages and supports researchers who wish to take up fellowships accompanied by child(ren), spouse, or partner. Review the Application Guidelines for full conditions.


Applications may be submitted for all academic disciplines. Applicants intending to do experimental or laboratory work are welcome, but must enclose confirmation of access to research infrastructure at a regional academic institution. Review the Application Guidelines for full eligibility criteria.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list

More questions? Contact your thematic head of program

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.

Work and life at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg

Stay with child, spouse, or partner

Buildings, facilities and premises

Special Notes for Selected Research Areas

Applications in the area of BRAIN & MIND


15 July 2024, 12 PM CEST

This will be the only call for applications this year. Late applications will not be considered.