HWK Delmenhorst Fellowships

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The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg awards fellowships to exceptionally qualified researchers at career stages beginning at postdoc and up to senior level. 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.

Familiarize yourself with the fellowship categories and eligibility criteria

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 while staying with child(ren), spouse, or partner.

Questions? Contact your thematic Head of Program

Attention: The special call for Ukrainian scientists is now closed!

Annual Call for Applications

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg publishes one call for applications per year. Applications should be submitted at least one year before the desired commencement of the fellowship. See below for information on the application, the review process, and financial conditions.

Interested, but no time to apply? Receive early reminders for the next Call for Applications

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

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, 2022. 

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, 2022.

Application Material

Application Guidelines - Regular and Junior Fellowships

Application Form - Regular and Junior Fellowships

Travel Allowance HWK Fellows 

Privacy Policy for HWK Fellowships


15 July, 12:00 AM (CEST - Central European Summer Time)

Please email your application materials in electronic form only and with all attachments to the Head of Program of your research area (see below). 

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

Date de candidature
3-10 months
Social sciences