The Einstein Fellowship for out-of-the-box-thinkers

Feb 21, 2017

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering fellowships to support outstanding young thinkers who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialisation, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein. He once said that “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them,” which is why the Einstein forum gives young original thinkers the possibility to ‘think outside traditional academic boundaries’ and brings these creative minds together from all over the world to test new ideas.

A young thinker can spend time at Einstein's summer house Enlarge image A young thinker can spend time at Einstein's summer house (© picture-alliance/ dpa/dpaweb) The scholarship includes accommodation for five to six months in Einstein’s own summer house in Caputh, Germany. The accommodation is very close to the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a scholarship of 10,000 Euro and reimbursement of travel expenses.

If you are a young academic interested in this fellowship there are a few requirements that must be fulfilled. You must be younger than 35 years old and hold a university degree in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. Make sure to apply by  April 15, 2017. The application must include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.

It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD but rather a successful application is based on the quality, originality, and feasibility of the anticipated project as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant.

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation want to make clear that no scholarship 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.

Further information on the Einstein Fellowship 2018     

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