On April 15, the Recruitment Committee held its first meeting to select new Fellows for the Zukunftskolleg. In its most recent call for proposals (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. The Recruitment Committee chose 35 finalists for the 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships and 4 finalists for the 5-year Research Fellowships. In the coming weeks, these applications will be judged by external peer reviewers. In its next meeting on June 17, the Committee will select the final 15 candidates for the 2-year Fellowships. The candidates for the 5-year Research Fellowships are invited to take part in the “Workshop on Future Research Directions” at the University of Konstanz that will be held on June 17 as well. Following the Workshop, the Committee will make the final decision concerning the 5-year Fellowships.