Call for applications: Network Research Visits 2024

The Zukunftskolleg has just opened a new call for applications for Early Career Researchers who are currently fellow at one of its partner institutes and would be interested to visit the Zukunftskolleg Konstanz/Germany for a short research visit (4-12 weeks) in 2024.

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"Reflections on Papers Past" website now online

Hari Sridhar (independent researcher and fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute (Austria) / Writer in Residence at the ZuKo, invited by Gisela Kopp), has launched his website "Reflections on Papers Past". The project was funded by the Zukunftkolleg.

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New Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) groups selected

Together with our sister institutes in Europe organized within the network of Institutes for Advanced Studies (NetIAS), we launched the 2023 call for proposals for research groups – Constructive Advanced Thinking – in short CAT. Now, the winner CAT groups were selected.

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164 applications for ZUKOnnect Fellowships

The latest call for applications for ZUKOnnect Fellowships has closed (application deadline was on 15 February 2024). We have received 164 applications in total, of which - after a formal eligibility check - 74 are eligible (27 female, 1 other).

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Senior Lectureship for Sasha Kosanic

We congratulate Sasha Kosanic (Alumna / Dept. of Biology) who has accepted a position as Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Ecology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, at the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

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First 6 ZENiT Fellows selected

The Zukunftskolleg received 12 applications within the first call for applications for the new ZENiT Fellowship Programme (application deadline: 15 December 2023). ZENiT stands for Zukunftskolleg Exchange Network: interdisciplinary Talent.

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Lecturer position for Ariane Bertogg

We congratulate Ariane Bertogg (Postdoctoral Fellow / History and Sociology) who has accepted a lecturer position in the Department of History and Sociology at the University of Konstanz, starting on 1 June 2024.

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New Executive Members elected

In the Assembly of Members on 5 December 2023, the fellows elected Anamaria Bentea (Research Fellow / Dept. of Linguistics), to serve as new members in the Executive Committee from January 2024, and James Wilson (Postdoctoral Fellow / Dept. of History and Sociology) as new EC member from May 2024.

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On the trail of a great mystery

An interdisciplinary project led by primatologist Gisela Kopp is using genetic analysis to determine the geographic origin of mummified baboons found in ancient Egypt.

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The importance of IAS in Germany

The German magazine „Forschung & Lehre“ has recently published two articles on the situation and importance of Institutes for Advanced Studies (IAS) in Germany - and the Zukunftskolleg in particular.

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Netias Business Meeting 2023 in Konstanz

From 10-12 October 2023, the European Institutes of Advanced Study met in Konstanz for their annual meeting of Netias (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) to foster cooperation between institutions.

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