The fellowships are open to senior scholars and, in some cases, younger scholars from all countries.

Through the programme fellows are given the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. The collegium aims to be broadly representative of high-quality research in the social and human sciences.

Scholars may apply for a full academic year (September 1 – June 15) or one semester (September 1 – December 20 or January 15 – June 15 respectively).

There are no fixed deadlines for the submission of applications and nominations. However, the programme has to be planned with long lead times. Thus applications and nominations must be submitted two to three years in advance of the period candidates wish to come.

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