HWK Delmenhorst Fellowships


The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst is an Institute for Advanced Study. It offers outstanding scientists 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 the large variety of scientific traditions represented at the institute. The HWK awards Fellowships to highly qualified scientists of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists. With these Fellowships, the HWK supports interdisciplinary and international collaboration both between its Fellows and research institutions in the Northwest and within the community of Fellows residing on HWK campus.

The information below provides general advice for applicants for Regular Fellowships and for Junior Fellowships. Depending on the Fellowship project, Regular Fellowships and Junior Fellowships can be awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of ten months. Regular Fellowships may be split into no more than two periods of residence, provided that accommodation is available at the HWK. Junior Fellowships cannot be split. Note that an appointment for a Fellowship does not constitute a work or employment contract (see information on financial conditions below).

Who may apply?

Calls are open for highly qualified scientists of all career levels, from postdoctoral to senior researchers. Fellows are selected, based on the quality of their proposed research project, their scientific qualification, the project’s fit with the scientific activities of the HWK, the willingness to contribute to and to profit from a highly interdisciplinary scientific community, and the availability of resources. Collaborations with colleagues at the regional universities and research institutes are appreciated but not a necessary condition for a Fellowship.

Scientists based at institutions in the northwestern region of Germany cannot apply for Regular or Junior Fellowships. They are encouraged, however, to motivate national or international colleagues to apply for Fellowships.

Applications deadline: 15 July 2020, 24:00 (CEST - Central European Summer Time); late applications will not be considered.




Application date
3-10 months
Europe : Germany
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, History
Social sciences
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 99 years