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The Young ZiF

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) was founded in 1968 as Germany's first Institute for Advanced Study. As an institute at Bielefeld University, it welcomes academics from all disciplines and nations. Even today, the unique feature of the ZiF is how it concentrates on promoting interdisciplinary research groups and does not award individual fellowships. With a variety of conference rooms and 40 apartments, the ZiF Campus offers optimal conditions, even for longer residences by fellows and their families.

Because the ZiF promotes innovative and novel research projects, it particularly welcomes the ideas and participation of young academics.

If you have a doctorate, you can

  • Organize Workshops, Cooperation Groups and at the ZiF. Cooperation Groups can also be used as start-up funding for third-party funded projects.
  • Participate as a Fellow in Research and Cooperation Groups . Please address a corresponding letter of application to the head of the research project.
  • Become a member of the ZiF Network. The Network of Young Scholars concentrates on interdisciplinary discourse. Members can organize and run their own independent Workshops . Calls for new members are announced every 2 years in an open application procedure.


Service Centre for Young Researchers
Dr. Alexandra Wiebke
Dr. Laura Dittmar
Kirsten Nolte
Muzaffer Yilmaz
Consultation hours (registration)
Mondays 3-4 pm
Wednesdays 10-11 am