• Partial Scholarship
  • Berlin

This fellowship program is Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Wittgenstein Foundation.

The Einstein Forum and the Wittgenstein Foundation offer a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s 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.

The Einstein Forum is a foundation of the German federal state of Brandenburg that serves the public as an open laboratory of the mind. Through a varied program of conferences, workshops, podium discussions, and lectures it brings together original thinkers from all over the world to test new ideas—and interrogate conventional ones—with a general audience.

Topics span the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, ethics, and politics. Whatever the subject, speakers are urged to think outside traditional academic boundaries. Our multidisciplinary emphasis encourages dialogue not only among experts from different fields but also, just as importantly, between specialists and the public at large.

Underlying the Einstein Forum’s programming, along with the books and articles published by our staff, is an abiding belief that thinking has a purpose besides advancing scholarly and scientific knowledge. It must provide orientation, foster curiosity, and inspire creativity. Moreover, like Albert Einstein himself, it must be committed to social responsibility. In espousing these ideals, the Einstein Forum works to restore Potsdam’s traditional role as a center of Enlightenment thought.





  • The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.
  • 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 the Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.



  • Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.


Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Applications for 2024 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Applications should be submitted by email to: /
    Bewerbungen sind zu richten an: [email protected]


Application Deadline: May 15, 2023 (51 Days Remaining)

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For Further Queries

call the Einstein Forum at: phone: +49-331-271780
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