The Einstein Fellowship

Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellow- ship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.
The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.
Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

The Albert Einstein Fellowship

supports creative, interdisciplinary thought by giving young scholars the chance to pursue research outside their previous area of work. The fellowship, previously awarded by the Einstein Forum and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius was received by:

Mischa Gabowitsch (D/RUS): Exportschlager Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Russland und der deutsche Umgang mit der NS-Vergangenheit, 2007

Amber Carpenter (SA/UK): Metaphysics as Ethics in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, 2008

Péter Zilahy (Hungary):  Architectural Essays on Berlin, 2009


Since 2011 the fellowship was awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation and was received by:


Amr Bargisi (Egypt): Is an Islamic Haskalah Possible? Natural Right in Communities Dominated by Religion, 2011

Tyrell Caroline Haberkorn (Australia): Sisters in Sedition, 2012

Polina Aronson (D/RUS): Yearning for Germany. A collection of short stories on migration from the former USSR to Germany, 2013

Jingyang Yu (China): Exclusions in insurance contracts: an implicit religion?, 2014


"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual." (Albert Einstein)


Applications for 2015
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