In its current call for 2- and 5-year Fellowships (the closing date for applications was September 30, 2013), the Zukunftskolleg received 104 applications – 80% from outside Germany. In its first meeting on November 8, the Recruitment Committee will choose the finalists for the ZIF-funded 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships and the 5-year Research Fellowships, funded by both the ZIF-programme and the German Excellence Initiative. The Recruitment Committee will hold its second selection meeting for seven 2-year Postdoctoral Fellows who will be offered positions on December 13. From January 23-24, 2014, the “Workshop on Future Research Directions” for the candidates applying for a 5-year Research Fellowship will take place. Ten 5-year candidates can be offered a position.