The Einstein Fellowship for International Students in Germany


 15 April 2015
Open to: applicants studying/holding a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences
Scholarship: accommodation, travel expenses, EUR 10,000


The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering 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.

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 Daimler and Benz 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.


  • Candidates must be under 35 year and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences;
  • It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds a PhD;
  • Please note that no fellowships will be given for dissertation research. The proposed project must be significantly different in content and preferably filed and formed from the applicant’s previous work.


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;
  • Fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000;
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses.

How to apply?

Applications for 2016 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted by post to:

Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman
Einstein Forum
Am Neuen Markt 7
14467 Potsdam

Or by email to:

For more information please check the official web-site.




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