Funding and Support

Research Groups

Research Groups

Research Groups aim at a long term interdisciplinary collaboration. They provide the frame in which scholars from various disciplines work together on a broader research theme. For an extended time they work and live at the ZiF.

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Elinor Ostrom Fellowships


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Cooperation Groups

Cooperation Groups

ZiF Cooperation Groups offer a flexible funding format for interdisciplinary projects. Both the size of the group and the duration of the cooperation can be planned according to the requirements of the group’s research questions.

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Deadlines: 1 November 2021; further dates for the submission of applications for ZiF funding formats in the spring / summer of 2022 are yet to be announced (after redesign of the portfolio)



Workshops

Workshops

Workshops allow for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. They range from colloquia on specific questions which assemble smaller circles of experts from neighboring disciplines to larger-scale conferences which discuss the state of the art in a particular interdisciplinary field. The number of participants can differ accordingly.

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Summer Schools

Summer Schools

ZiF Summer Schools are intended to offer young researchers (PhD candidates and postdocs) new insights that are important to the future development of a research field.

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Norbert Elias Fellowships

Norbert Elias Fellowships

Global challenges need global perspectives. In order to enhance the plurality of perspectives represented by the ZiF's researchers the ZiF offers two Norbert-Elias-Fellowships to researchers from Africa to take part in the ZiF Research Groups.

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Young Researchers

Young Researchers

The ZiF advances innovative and novel research projects. Therefore we welcome the ideas and participation of young scientists in a special way.

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External Events

External Events

For academic purposes, it is possible for members of the university to book the ZiF-facilities for events not funded and organised by the ZiF.

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