FAQs Alfried Krupp Fellowships
It is expected that Alfried Krupp Fellows pursue a significant research project during their stay and, if possible, conclude the project. Fellows are expected to live in the Kolleg. The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg welcomes Fellows to establish cooperation with the members of the University of Greifswald and offer a course for University of Greifswald students at the Kolleg. It is also expected that applications show how the planned project strengthens the research foci of the University of Greifswald and promotes science and research at the academic location of Greifswald.
Prominent scientists and scholars with outstanding achievements in research and teaching can apply for an Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowship.
The Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships are awarded to particularly qualified junior researchers with a doctorate. The doctorate must be completed by the time you apply.
No, a nomination is not required for the application. However, you can enclose letters of recommendation with your application or have them sent to us separately.
No, you do not have to be affiliated with an academic institution at the time of application and/or during the possible Fellowship.
Yes, the planning of a project should be so far advanced that you can enclose an abstract (max. 1/2 page) and an exposé of the planned research project (max. 5 pages) with your application.
It is expected that applications show how the planned project strengthens the research foci of the University of Greifswald and promotes science and research at the academic location of Greifswald.
Applicants are expected to cooperate with colleagues from the University of Greifswald.
The application period for a Fellowship is from 1 June until 31 August each year.
Applications can only be submitted electronically in a single PDF document using the application form, which is only activated during the application periodon the Kolleg’s website. Applications are possible in both German and English.
The duration of a Fellowship is oriented on the academic year. Fellows are appointed either for one semester (1 October to 31 March or 1 April to 30 September) or for a whole academic year (1 October to 30 September). In the case of a Fellowship for a semester, a preference for a semester, i.e. winter semester or summer semester, can be indicated in the application.
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald awards three to six Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships and four to eight Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships for the academic year.
Yes, a joint application of several scholars who want to realise projects in Greifswald in interdisciplinary cooperation is possible. Applicant groups are requested to submit a joint application and to submit it to the application form by uploading only one joint application document. The application document should contain all relevant information about the applicants. The research project should be described such that the contribution of each individual member of the group is recognisable.
The Academic Leader reviews the applications submitted and makes a suggestion to the Academic Advisory Board. The Academic Advisory Board reviews the suggestions from the Academic Director and makes a recommendation as to who should receive the Fellowships. Alfried Krupp Fellows are selected based on this recommendation.
Information on the awarding of the fellowships will be provided in March/April/May of the following year.
In principle, assigned fellowships cannot be postponed. Only 6-month fellowships may be postponed between semesters of an academic year.
If you have further questions, at an early stage please contact the Kolleg’s Academic Director of the Institute, Dr. Christian Suhm, and the officer responsible for the Fellowship Programme,Celia Baron M.Sc. Please note that not all email enquiries will be able to be answered by the staff during the last week of the 3-month application period.
Electronic applications should consist of the following documents, saved in a single PDF document and uploaded on the application form page:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Awards and honours
- List of publications (if applicable, with an identification of the five publications relevant for the research project)
- Abstract of the project (max. 1/2 page)
- Summary of the planned research project (max. 5 pages)
No, any footnotes and the bibliography are excluded from the summary, which should not be longer than five pages.
No, it is not possible to send your application by email or by post. Please use only the application form for your application. There you submit the requested documents in a single PDF file by uploading it.
Please submit the documents in PDF format in one single document only.
No. Using the application form, it is only possible to submit a single PDF file, which should contain all relevant documents. You can have letters of recommendation sent to us separately.
Yes, due to technical reasons the file name changes when uploading the file in the application form. This has no influence on the file itself or on the application procedure.
Experience has shown that a relatively large number of people access the online form in the last few minutes of the application period, which can then lead to delays on the server. Therefore, we would like to ask you not to make full use of the application deadline, but to upload your application in a timely manner before the deadline expires.
Since the confirmation that the application has been received is automatically sent by the system, it can sometimes be wrongly classified as spam and thus sorted out.
Financing and residency
Alfried Krupp Junior Fellows are funded based on the high expectations of the applicants’ academic achievements.
Applicants for a Senior Fellowship are asked to consider combining a research semester at their home university with a six-month Fellowship for a one-year research stay at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg. Applications for selecting Alfried Krupp Senior Fellows should therefore include if possible information about possible contributions from the home institution to the costs of the research stay at the Kolleg.
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg assumes that Alfried Krupp Junior Fellows will be given an unpaid leave of absence by their home institution for the duration of their research stay. If a scientist’s home institution is prepared to contribute financially to the research stay at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, this is particularly welcome. In this case, information about the type and amount of possible contributions is requested.
Additional insurance costs, travel expenses, and laboratory costs are not covered by the Kolleg.
All Fellows will receive a flat and an office in the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg free of charge.
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg supports applicants who would like to start their fellowship with their partners and/or children. Within the scope of its possibilities, the Kolleg offers a suitable apartment. The fully furnished apartments of the Kolleg are free of rent and operating costs for fellows and children of fellows up to the age of 14.
The Fellows receive individual support in their search for suitable kindergartens, schools and other childcare options. The Kolleg works together with the family service of the University of Greifswald and provides information about leisure activities, events and playgrounds for children. Most of the events held in the Kolleg are also open to the partners of fellows. The Kolleg is happy to put partners in touch with members of the University of Greifswald and non-university research institutions.