With the Young ZiF, the ZiF has been organising its own promotion programme for junior scholars since 2002. Young and outstanding academics are offered the opportunity of advancing and fostering the interdisciplinary scholarly discourse. The Fellows come together three times a year to discuss a theme jointly decided on and exchange information about their individual research interests. In addition, the Fellows are given the opportunity of organising interdisciplinary workshops. Fellowship in the Young ZiF is for five years. Fellows are recruited by open and public application procedures.