Research Visit

This programme seeks to enhance international research cooperation and to support international mobility. It funds temporary research stays both at the Zukunftskolleg and abroad for international exchange among peers:

  • The Research Visit programme for our fellows encourages temporary assignments to a partner Institute for Advanced Study or any international research university  (Outgoing Research Visit).
  • Our fellows can nominate international early career researchers for a Research Visit at the Zukunftskolleg  (Incoming Research Visit).

The duration of a Research Visit in either direction should range from one to six months. The grant will cover travel and accommodation costs.

    Incoming Research Visit internal

    The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for up to 3 Research Visits for international early career researchers lasting from one up to six months and based at the Zukunftskolleg.

    About

    Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

    Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward ac-commodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Research Visits.

    Who is eligible for nomination?

    • Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral, Hector and Research Fellows are invited to nominate inter-national early career researchers for the Research Visits. Nominees may not be based/working at a German research institution or university.
    • Nominees for Research Visits hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications as well as their capacity to disseminate their views among an interdisciplinary community.
    • Nominees may not hold a permanent academic position or a professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
    • Fellows and nominees should sketch the proposed collaboration during and beyond the planned stay at the Zukunftskolleg. Please also provide evidence of any contact with other researchers at the Zukunftskolleg or at the University of Konstanz. A planned col-laboration with fellows currently at the Zukunftskolleg is mandatory for nomination.

    Benefits for the visiting researcher

    • access to events organised by the Zukunftskolleg
    • The opportunity to present your research work to an interdisciplinary community at the Zukunftskolleg’s weekly Jour fixe
    • Interaction with a lively international community of peers and support with contacting oth-er researchers in your area of research;
    • Access to library resources
    • Access to IT services (institute e-mail address, IT account, WiFi network)
    • access to research support services (via Research Support and Academic Staff Development).

    Obligations of the visiting researcher

    • Reside in Konstanz or nearby throughout the Research Visit (the Welcome Centre of the University of Konstanz will gladly provide support with all organisational aspects of relo-cating to Konstanz);
    • Contribute actively to interdisciplinary dialogue at the Zukunftskolleg during the weekly Jour Fixe meetings;
    • Engage with fellows and researchers in relevant departments at the University of Kon-stanz;
    • Present your work in a seminar or a public lecture;
    • Acknowledge Zukunftskolleg support in any publications resulting from the stay;
    • Write a short report on your activities and achievements (within 6 months of completing your Research Visit).

    Nomination

    Nominations should include: 

    • A joint research project description (maximum 5 pages) by the Zukunftskolleg’s fellow and nominated visiting researcher;
    • CV and a copy of the nominee’s doctoral certificate;
    • Timeline for the proposed activities;
    • Expenditure plan (Please keep in mind that the last date to place your orders at the Division of Financial Affairs of the University of Konstanz is September 15, 2019. Furthermore, the deadline for paying the bills of the expenditures is October 31, 2019). 

    Please submit your application documents in English as a single PDF file to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de.

    Deadline: January 31, 2019

    Incoming Research Visit external

    The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for up to 3 Research Visits for international early career researchers (non-tenured) lasting from one up to six months and based at the Zukunftskolleg.

    About

    Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

    Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward ac-commodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Re-search Visits.

    Who is eligible for nomination?

    • Applicants for Research Visits are affiliated or have been affiliated with one of the Zukunftskolleg’s partners or come from an Institute for Advanced Study within the networks of UBIAS or NetIAS.
    • They hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants as well as their capacity to disseminate their views among an interdisciplinary community.
    • Applicants may not hold a permanent academic position or a professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
    • Candidates should provide evidence of any contact they have had with researchers at the Zukunftskolleg or at the University of Konstanz, and of the proposed collaboration during and beyond their stay at the Zukunftskolleg. Preference may be given to applicants who plan to collaborate with fellows currently at the Zukunftskolleg.

    Benefits for the visiting researcher

    • access to events organised by the Zukunftskolleg
    • The opportunity to present your research work to an interdisciplinary community at the Zukunftskolleg’s weekly Jour fixe
    • Interaction with a lively international community of peers and support with contacting oth-er researchers in your area of research;
    • Access to library resources
    • Access to IT services (institute e-mail address, IT account, WiFi network)
    • access to research support services (via Research Support and Academic Staff Development).

    Obligations of the visiting researcher

    • Reside in Konstanz or nearby throughout the Research Visit (the Welcome Centre of the University of Konstanz will gladly provide support with all organisational aspects of relo-cating to Konstanz);
    • Contribute actively to interdisciplinary dialogue at the Zukunftskolleg during the weekly Jour Fixe meetings;
    • Engage with fellows and researchers in relevant departments at the University of Kon-stanz;
    • Present your work in a seminar or a public lecture;
    • Acknowledge Zukunftskolleg support in any publications resulting from the stay;
    • Write a short report on your activities and achievements (within 6 months of completing your Research Visit).

    Application

    Applications should include: 

    • A research project description (maximum 5 pages);
    • CV and a copy of your doctoral certificate;
    • A short letter of support from a fellow at the Zukunftskolleg or a researcher employed at the University of Konstanz
    • Timeline for the proposed activities;
    • Expenditure plan (Please keep in mind that the last date to place your orders at the Division of Financial Affairs of the University of Konstanz is September 15, 2019. Furthermore, the deadline for paying the bills of the expenditures is October 31, 2019). 

    Please submit your application documents in English as a single PDF file to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de.

    At the end of the visit, we expect a report on how the objectives of the research stay were or were not achieved (1 page).

    Deadline: January 31, 2019

    Outgoing Research Visit

    The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for up to 3 Research Visits for Zukunftskolleg Fellows for one to six months to either a partner institution or a location of the applicant’s choice.

    About

    We encourage fellows to invest ample time into their Research Visits. Thus, the duration of temporary assignments should range from one to six months. The grant may be used to cov-er travel and accommodation costs. The fellow’s salary will continue to be paid by the Zukunftskolleg during the temporary assignment.

    Who may apply?

    Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral, Hector and Research Fellows are invited to apply for Research Visits if their fellowships are scheduled to end after their return from abroad (ideally 3 months should be left in the fellowship period upon return).

    Host institutions

    Fellows can choose from a list of partner institutions OR identify and contact host institutions fellows themselves. The external host should provide fellows with working infrastructure (office, IT, library/lab access, etc.) and administrative support with organisational matters during their one to six month stay. Ideally, programme participants will promote scholarly collaboration across disciplines while profiting from the career supporting measures at each host institution.

    If you choose a partner Institute for Advanced Study as your host institution, no letter of intent is necessary, as the Zukunftskolleg and the listed partner IAS have already agreed on the terms of Research Visits. After the successful application, the Zukunftskolleg Central Office will forward the fellow’s documents and discuss possible dates and capacities with the respective partner institute. Please find a current list of partner institutes below.

    • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi – Iaşi/ Romania
    • Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – Singapore
    • Collegium Helveticum – Zurich/ Switzerland
    • Darwin College – Cambridge/ United Kingdom
    • Israel Institute for Advanced Studies – Jerusalem/ Israel
    • Martin Buber Society – Jerusalem/ Israel
    • Waseda Institute for Advanced Study – Tokyo/ Japan

    We are continuously enlarging and deepening our institutional ties worldwide. We will keep you updated on new partnerships. Please find the profiles of all IAS partners in our intranet and additional information on our website.

    If you choose to select a different host institution, you will need the host to specify its commitment in a letter of intent. Templates are available from the Central Office. As the Zukun-ftskolleg is member in the NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) and UBIAS network (University-based Institutes for Advanced Study) a Research Visit at any of the affiliated institutes is recommended. More details are available from the Central Office (Daniela Kromrey).

    Application

    Applications should include:

    • A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) explaining the planned objectives for your stay abroad as well as your choice of partner institute OR external host of your own choice;
    • In case of research institution of own choice: documentation of interest in the coopera-tion (i.e. formal letter of intent) and a brief profile of the institution/university;
    • Timeline for the proposed activities;
    • Expenditure plan (Please keep in mind that the last date to place your orders at the Division of Financial Affairs of the University of Konstanz is September 15, 2019. Furthermore, the deadline for paying the bills of the expenditures is October 31, 2019).

    Please submit your application documents in English as a single PDF file to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de.

    At the end of the visit, we expect a report on how the objectives of the research stay were or were not achieved (1 page).

    Application deadline: January 31, 2019