College for Life Sciences Fellowships

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022


The College for Life Sciences is a junior program of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study). It offers excellent early career researchers in the life/natural sciences and medicine an opportunity to take a break from the lab and clinic. Fellows will gain time to think and develop their own projects and immerse themselves in the intellectually and culturally diverse environment of the Wissenschaftskolleg. Each year the Wissenschaftskolleg welcomes around 40 internationally recognized senior as well as promising junior scholars from all fields of knowledge, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

Fellows of the College for Life Sciences are invited to become part of this “learning community”.

Our goal is to promote a kind of science that transcends disciplinary boundaries and goes beyond established issues and approaches. As we do not provide lab space, it is not "just another fellowship", but the opportunity to step back from your lab routines and reflect on your institutional and intellectual “settings”.
Through the College for Life Sciences we promote scientists at the beginning of their career, i.e., postdocs, junior group leaders, lecturers, and assistant, associate, and junior professors.

The fellowships are intended for residencies of 3-5 months during the academic year 2023-24, i.e., September 2023 - July 2024.

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