Each year, the Wissenschaftskolleg invites about 40 Fellows and Short-term Fellows. Some scholars - the Permanent Fellows - are associated with the Wissenschaftskolleg for a longer period of time.


The list of Current Fellows and Permanent Fellows affords an overview of those Fellows who are presently active at the Wissenschaftskolleg.   

The Fellow Finder makes it possible to search for the 1600 Fellows who have worked at the Wissenschaftskolleg, going back to the institute’s establishment in 1981.  The Fellows can be located and filtered according to academic year, scholarly discipline and place of work. 

Every year there are one or more Focus Groups.




Our principle in selecting Fellows is the quality of individual scholars and the attractiveness of their research plans.  The Wissenschaftskolleg extends invitations to persons from all fields and disciplines.  Each year we host scholars from the humanities, the social sciences and life sciences along with individuals from the arts (musicians, composers, artists, writers). 


After a Fellow’s departure from the Wissenschaftskolleg there are many ways in which he or she can maintain contact with our institution. 

The Fellows' Club creates opportunities for coming together and regularly provides former Fellows with information regarding the Wissenschaftskolleg. 

The Fellow Forum affords the opportunity of staging workshops with  Fellows from across the years and representing diverse fields of knowledge.