Wie wird man Fellow?

Call for applications for regular and junior fellowships

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst is an Institute for Advanced Study in the Northwest of Germany. Its Fellowship program offers outstanding researchers the opportunity to focus on research without the distraction of everyday routines in academia, to interact with colleagues from other disciplines, and to benefit from a diverse and vibrant Fellowship community. The HWK awards Fellowships to highly qualified researchers of all career levels from postdoctoral to senior researchers.

Excellent researchers with a PhD from all disciplines and from all parts of the world (except northwestern Germany) are welcome to apply. We also accept applications involving experimental and lab research; in these cases confirmation of access to research infrastructure at a nearby institution is required.

Fellowship duration ranges from 3 to 10 months. Residence at the HWK is obligatory. Financial conditions are to be negotiated on an individual basis after successful application.

General information about the application, the review procedure, and financial conditions is available for download below.

Please contact the Head of Program responsible for your research area as soon as possible if you have any questions or concerns regarding the application guidelines.


Application deadline: 15. July 2020, 24:00 (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Late applications will not be considered.

Please note that this will be the only application deadline in 2020!

Heads of Program


Dr. Dorothe Poggel

Head of Program BRAIN


Dr. Doris Meyerdierks

Head of Program EARTH


Dr. Michael Kastner

Head of Program ENERGY


Wolfgang Stenzel

Head of Program Society