Deadline: 15 April 2018
Open to: candidates who are under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences
Fellowship: living accommodations (for 5 – 6 months), a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.
At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Daimler and Benz Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.
A successful applicant must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a Ph.D. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship but can be the beginning of a longer project.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
- Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences;
- Please note that no fellowships will be given for dissertation research. The proposed project must be significantly different in content, and preferably field and form, from the applicant’s previous work.
- The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin;
- The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.
How to apply?
Applications for 2019 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.
All documents must be received by April 15, 2018.
For more information, please visit the official web page.