Objectives & Support of the Conference Program

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg organizes national and international conferences, symposia and summer schools with scientists from all over Germany, Europe and the world.

The Kolleg plans the conference program by picking up the scientists’ innovative ideas for event topics in the Kolleg. Any scientist from Germany or abroad with a doctorate may make proposals, especially members of the University of Greifswald. Particularly those proposals will be considered that relate to events that take place in the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald. If a suggestion is accepted, the Kolleg requests that the nominated scientist takes responsibility for the content preparation and scientific direction of the conference proposed. Factors that are decisive for a conference topic being selected include an innovative topic with broad scientific appeal, an outstanding group of speakers and a conference plan that promises excellent resonance among the scientific public. The events included in the Kolleg’s scientific program are typically open to anyone interested.

Support and Application Process
If a proposal is selected, financial resources will be provided for the conference. The amount is determined by the Kolleg and will cover at least the cost of renting the necessary rooms in the Kolleg but usually also travel costs and possibly also hospitality and other costs.

To propose a conference, the following documents are required and can be sent at any time via email to the Academic Coordinator Dr. Christian Suhm:

  • Proposal letter (1 page)
  • More detailed description of the topic and objective of the conference 
  • Possible speakers (2-3 pages)
  • Tentative conference program
  • Cost calculation

Requests for support - especially for larger events - must be submitted to the Academic Coordinator 18 months in advance of the planned conference date. It is expected that additional funding sources (e.g. the DFG) will be reviewed and used if possible.