Postdoctoral Fellowship at Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher - Germany

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Zukunftskolleg: The Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz invites applications for three 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships are designed for early career researchers aiming to develop and implement independent research projects. The fellowship provides a professional infrastructure, research allowance, and opportunities for academic growth. Applications are open until 2 September 2024, 11:00 am (Konstanz time).

Summary Table:

Study AreaOpen to all disciplines represented at the University of Konstanz
Scholarship Description2-year postdoctoral fellowship with professional infrastructure and research allowance
EligibilityDoctoral degree between October 31, 2022, and December 31, 2024; no permanent professorship
Required DocumentsLetter of motivation, research proposal, CV, writing sample, two letters of reference
How to ApplyOnline application via the Zukunftskolleg application portal
Last Date2 September 2024, 11:00 am (Konstanz time)

Study Area: The fellowship is open to all disciplines represented at the University of Konstanz. Fellows may also affiliate with the Clusters of Excellence: “Politics of Inequality” or “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”.

Scholarship Description: The Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellowship offers early career researchers a platform to develop independent research projects. Fellows receive an annual research allowance for assistants or equipment, financial support for start-up and travel costs, and assistance in developing academic skills. Fellows are integrated into a university department and the Zukunftskolleg, with opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary research.


  • Possession of a doctoral degree granted between October 31, 2022, and December 31, 2024. Earlier dates may be considered for maternity/paternity leave or non-academic work.
  • Must not hold a permanent professorship or equivalent.
  • Research project must align with a discipline at the University of Konstanz.
  • Encouraged to reflect on the relevance of their research to the 17 SDGs of the UN.
  • Strong international experience in teaching or research and interest in interdisciplinary topics.
  • Must contact potential Local Academic Partners at the University of Konstanz to ensure appropriate affiliation.

Required Documents:

  1. Letter of motivation (1 page max)
  2. Research proposal (5 pages max, including references)
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Writing sample (30 single pages max)
  5. Two letters of reference

How to Apply: Submit the application online via the Zukunftskolleg application portal. Ensure all supporting materials adhere to the specified page limits, as exceeding them will result in ineligibility.

Last Date: Applications must be received by 2 September 2024, 11:00 am (Konstanz time). For inquiries, contact



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