Network Research Visits

Research Visits at the Zukunftskolleg support temporary research stays up to three months by international early career researchers from partner research institutions and from within the network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) or the Network of Euro- pean Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS). The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project at the University of Konstanz, ideally in collabora- tion with a Zukunftskolleg fellow. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the hu- manities, natural and social sciences. Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study is encour- aged.

Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental pro- jects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward ac- commodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Re- search Visits.


  • Applicants for Research Visits are affiliated with one of the Zukunftskolleg’s international partners or come from an Institute for Advanced Study within the UBIAS network or Ne- tIAS network.
  • They hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants as well as their capacity to disseminate their views among an interdisciplinary community.

  •  Applicants may not hold a permanent professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).

  •  Candidates should provide evidence of any contact they have had with researchers at the Zukunftskolleg or at the University of Konstanz, and of the proposed collaboration during and beyond their stay at the Zukunftskolleg. Applicants who have initiated such contact before requesting funding will have a competitive advantage. Preference may be given to applicants who plan to collaborate with fellows currently at the Zukunftskolleg.
Application date
3 months
Social sciences