The Einstein Fellowship for young thinkers 2017

Deadline: April 15, 2016.

The Einstein Fellowship 2017


The Einstein Fellowship 2017 is offered by The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation 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

Scholarship value

*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.

*A stipend of EUR 10,000

*Reimbursement of travel expenses


*Candidates must be under 35

*A university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences

Application process


*A two-page project proposal

*Two letters of recommendation

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. The proposed project must be significantly different in content, and preferably field and form, from the applicant’s previous work.

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.

Applications should be submitted by mail to:

Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman

Einstein Forum

Am Neuen Markt 7

14467 Potsdam


Or by email to: [email protected]

For more information visit the official website 

phone: +49-331-271780

fax: +49-331-2717827

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