The Fellow Forum

In the context of the “Fellow Forum”, former Fellows have the opportunity to organize workshops on promising, original, perhaps also risky questions. Envisaged here are neither strictly specialized disciplinary gatherings nor the continuation of the interactions of Fellows from one academic year. On the contrary: the aim is to activate the relationships among Fellows beyond “class” and disciplinary boundaries.

In accordance with the character of the Kolleg, these workshops should generally comprise no more than 12 active participants. We encourage the organizing former Fellow to suggest the participation not only of other former Fellows, but also of young, external researchers, who can thereby become acquainted with the Kolleg. These workshops are imaginable also as series of two or three successive events. They should be held at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

Up to 8,000 euros are available for each workshop. Envisioned are three to four workshops per year. Fellows who would like to pursue a theme in this framework are invited to make a corresponding suggestion to the Wissenschaftskolleg. Daniel Schönpflug, who coordinates the activities of the Fellow Forum, is available as contact person for questions about submitting and implementing proposals. The suggestions received will be presented to a selection committee, which will meet for consultations once a year in late November. The deadline for proposals is November 1.

Please send your suggestions for workshops and any questions about the procedure or implementation to

Corina Pertschi


Tel. +49 30 89001 158

Forum Committee

Kelly M. Askew, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican / African Studies, University of Michigan

Sebastian Conrad, Professor of History, Freie Universität Berlin

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg

Peter Hammerstein, Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin