Einstein Fellowship for International Applicants
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.
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.
Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.Applications for 2017 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be received by April 15, 2016.
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 application 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 PhD.
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 Albert Einstein Fellowship supports creative, interdisciplinary thought by giving young scholars the chance to pursue research outside their previous area of work. The fellowship, previously awarded by the Einstein Forum and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius was received by:
Mischa Gabowitsch (D/RUS): Exportschlager Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Russland und der deutsche Umgang mit der NS-Vergangenheit, 2007
Amber Carpenter (SA/UK): Metaphysics as Ethics in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, 2008
Péter Zilahy (Hungary): Architectural Essays on Berlin, 2009
Since 2011 the fellowship was awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation and was received by:
Amr Bargisi (Egypt): Is an Islamic Haskalah Possible? Natural Right in Communities Dominated by Religion, 2011
Tyrell Caroline Haberkorn (Australia): Sisters in Sedition, 2012
Polina Aronson (D/RUS): Yearning for Germany. A collection of short stories on migration from the former USSR to Germany, 2013
Jingyang Yu (China): Exclusions in insurance contracts: an implicit religion?, 2014
Tanya Zaharchenko (Ukraine): Memory in Flux. Murder and Legend in Post-War Kharkiv, 2015
Nimrod Reitman (USA): From Monteverdi to Mahler: Undoing Lamentation, 2016