Focus groups should either come from disciplines previously underrepresented at the Wissenschaftskolleg or should strive to further develop a discipline or a research area.
The decisive preconditions for a fruitful Fellow residency for focus group participants are the same as for individual Fellows: intellectual curiosity, interest in disciplines not one’s own, and readiness to discuss beyond the limits of one’s own specialized interest.
As with the individual fellowships, applications by young researchers are welcome. The same preconditions apply.
Research projects that require the constant absence of individual focus group participants (in labs, archives, or other facilities outside of Berlin) are not suitable for a focus group.
Researchers affiliated with Berlin institutions of higher learning cannot be considered for participation in focus groups.