Scientific research strongly depends upon a constructive atmosphere for work, a suitable infra-structure, sufficient financial backing and personalities leading in the field of research; first of all, however, personal support and interest on a private level is needed, so that small unbureaucratic services become possible that make fellows feel that they are more than simply guests at the ZiF.
The Circle of the Friends and Donors of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) e.†V. was founded to be a non-profit making body to maintain and consolidate ZiF's importance as a supraregional research institution and international meeting place of science. Moreover, the Friends and Donors offer a platform to former fellows, academic organizers and those interested in the work at the ZiF who wish to maintain contact and identify themselves with the aims and objectives of the ZiF.
This is to be achieved by
To achieve this, personal commitment and, of course, funds are required.
If you wish to take an active part in supporting the Circle, please contact the committee. Donations can be made to the bank account of the Circle No. 43†010†479 at the Sparkasse Bielefeld (BLZ 480†501†61). Membership fees and donations are tax deductible conforming to German law. If you need a receipt please send us your address by fax or by mail.
Or join the Circle and become a member. The annual contribution is 30†€ for personal membership and 260†€ for institutional memberships and associations. There is also the possibility of a membership for life by making a single contribution of at least ten annual contributions.
The Friends and Donors are sent automatically the ZiF newsletter—ZiF-Mitteilungen—without charge which informs about all activities of the ZiF. Donations of 100†€ and more are published in the ZiF-Mitteilungen unless the donor prefers to remain anonymous. If you want to join the Friends and Donors, you can download the membership form as PDF-document provided at the bottom the page.