On June 17th, the Recruitment Committee held its second meeting to select 15 new 2-year Postdoctoral Fellows for the Zukunftskolleg. On the same day the “Workshop on Future Research Directions” for the candidates applying for a 5-year Research Fellowship took place. In its most recent call for applications (closing date for applications was March 15, 2013), the Zukunftskolleg received more than 180 applications for the 2-year Postdoctoral and 5-year Research Fellowships, as part of the Marie Curie Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Programme (ZIF) supported by the European Union COFUND Programme. In its first meeting on April 15th, the Recruitment Committee chose 33 finalists for the 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships and 4 finalists for the 5-year Research Fellowships. From these finalists, 15 candidates – representing a wide variety of disciplines – will be offered a 2-year position and one candidate from physics a 5-year position. They will start working at the Zukunftskolleg in the course of the following months. We congratulate the successful candidates!