The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation provide a scholarship for exceptional young intellectuals who want to undertake a project in a field unrelated to their past research. The fellowship’s aim is to assist individuals who, apart from excelling in their particular area of expertise, are also receptive to alternative, cross-disciplinary methods – inspired by the precedent established by Albert Einstein.
The Einstein Fellowship is a prestigious award offered by The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation to outstanding young thinkers who want to pursue a project in a field different from their previous research. The fellowship is named after the eminent physicist and thinker, Albert Einstein, who himself was known for his interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving.
The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage young intellectuals to explore new fields and perspectives and to apply their skills and knowledge to a wider range of subjects. It is open to candidates from any country and any discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
The fellowship includes a stipend for living expenses and the opportunity to work in residence at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. During this time, the fellows are expected to engage in intellectual exchange with other scholars and to participate in the Forum’s programs and events.
The selection process for the fellowship is highly competitive, and candidates are evaluated based on their academic excellence, their potential for interdisciplinary work, and the originality and feasibility of their proposed project. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and to producing innovative and influential work that advances knowledge and understanding in their field of study.
Einstein Fellowship Awarded by The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation 2024 is available to undertake Fellowship level programs at Einstein Forum.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
- Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences
The fellowship includes 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. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.
This scholarship is open to international students.
Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. Applications for 2024 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be received by May 15, 2023.
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 Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.
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. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT IN CONTENT, AND PREFERABLY FIELD AND FORM, FROM THE APPLICANT’S PREVIOUS WORK.
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