164 applications for ZUKOnnect Fellowships

The latest call for applications for ZUKOnnect Fellowships has closed (application deadline was on 15 February 2024). We have received 164 applications in total, of which - after a formal eligibility check - 74 are eligible (27 female, 1 other).

The applicants obtained their doctoral degree in countries ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe: 20 from Nigeria, 8 from Thailand, 6 from South Africa, 5 from Ethiopia, as well as Malaysia, Mexico and others); they represent diverse nationalities, e.g. Malawian, Iran, Singapore, Indonesia; as well as different departments (10 Politics, 9 Biology, 7 Chemistry, 7 Psychology,...).

In Track B of the fellowship call, nominations by Konstanz academics were possible - 4 have been submitted. This year, the "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" (11 eligible applications) and the Cluster "The Politics of Inequality" (16 eligible applications) will fund some fellowships.

All eligible applications have been sent to internal peer-review before they will be forwarded to the selection committee.
Mid May, the multiple-step selection process will be finalised and up to eight candidates will be selected.

We look forward to enrich our community and host them physically as of September 2024 for a 3-month period accompanied by a digital affiliation of 12 months.

The ZUKOnnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. The research stays at the Zukunftskolleg give the fellows enough time to extend their research networks into new regions, and initiate intercontinental research partnerships. They also enable ZUKOnnect Fellows to enrich the scientific discussions within the university, without losing ties to their home university. The Zukunftskolleg offers annual calls, the next call will be published in late autumn 2024.