About Zukunftskolleg

As an Institute for Advanced Study for junior researchers at the University of Konstanz, the Zukunftskolleg has been promoting outstanding researchers since 2007. With its 2-year and 5-year Fellowships as well as a diverse network of support, postdoctoral researchers in the humanities, social and natural sciences come to carry out their research in Konstanz from all over the world.

The Zukunftskolleg has a unique way of promoting postdoctoral researchers and junior research group leaders: Junior researchers carry out their research without administrative constraints. They enjoy a high level of freedom and are still securely anchored within their respective research departments where they have the opportunity to teach. The Fellows profit from excellent research conditions and state-of-the-art facilities. Thanks to a comprehensive and diverse support network, the talented researchers can completely concentrate on their projects. The inspiring and diversified research environment provides invaluable opportunities for them to encounter and exchange ideas and information with other up-and-coming colleagues as well as distinguished senior researchers. This is how the Zukunftskolleg creates ideal working conditions for junior researchers and provides them with the best possible preparation for their scientific careers.

The Zukunftskolleg is a keystone in the University of Konstanz‘s institutional strategy to promote top-level research and is funded by the German federal and state governments‘ Excellence Initiative and co-funded by the European Union.