2023 Einstein Forum/Wittenstein Foundation Einstein Fellowship for Young Thinkers (Berlin)

Deadline: May 15, 2022.

The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.


A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.


  1. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 
  2. Applications for 2023 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.
  3. All documents must be received by May 15, 2022.


  1. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.
  2. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.


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