Cooperation Groups

Cooperation Groups (CGs) are concerned with interdisciplinary research projects and offer a high degree of organisational flexibility, according to the needs of the respective project. This can range from the intensive cooperation of two fellows for several weeks ("research in pairs") to the cooperation of a group of resident fellows (ca. 4 to 6) for several months to a series of shorter stays at ZiF over a longer period (e.g. 4 to 6 meetings over a period of 2 years).

List of all Cooperation Groups


Cooperation Group

Normative Challenges of the European Asylum System

May 2021 - October 2023

Cooperation Group

Statistical Models for Psychological and Linguistic Data

August 2019 - July 2021

Cooperation Group

Governance, Incentives, and the Quality of Knowledge

July 2019 - June 2021


Breaking Confines: Interdisciplinary Model-Building for a Complex World

March 2018 - September 2022


Further Information

Cooperation Groups are a relatively new working format. They mainly address interdisciplinary research co-operations - already existing or still at the planning stage - that frequently develop in connection with special research institutes, research groups or graduate schools. Cooperation Groups are intended to offer such collaborative projects the opportunity of inviting visiting scientists to do research at the ZiF for a moderate period of time (three weeks up to six months).

Guidelines for applications