Alumni and Associated Fellows of the Zukunftskolleg
Alumni and Associated Fellows of the Zukunftskolleg

Alumni Cooperation Programme

This programme aims to support cooperations between a current and a former Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg. Grants will be given to support cooperations that foster joint research projects. The programme comes out of the credo “once a fellow, always a fellow” and aims at strengthening the links to our international community of fellows. Furthermore the Alumni are actively encouraged to act as mentors for the younger generations of fellows of the Zukunftskolleg.

Possible collaborations could take form of (non-exhaustive list): implementation of research projects, tests or experiments, co-production of academic publications, organisation of scientific workshops, conferences or public events, realisation of field studies, development and implementation of teaching courses.

The grant may cover travel and accommodation costs, consumables (creation and printing of publications/ brochures/ flyers, translation costs, conference fees, etc.) and staff (student assistants). The money will be administered by the current fellow and will be used for the implementation of the cooperative project in Konstanz.

Who may apply?

Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and Hector Pioneer Fellows are invited to apply for this funding programme.


Applications from Fellows should include:

  • Detailed description of the intended project (max. 5 pages) explaining the theoretical and practical goals and objectives of the collaboration, the motivation for the cooperation and the specific choice of partners, resulting mutual benefits, potential for longer term cooperation (if applicable), and public impact (if applicable).
  • CV of the researchers involved
  • Timeline for the proposed activities
  • Detailed expenditure plan

 Contract negotiations with external partners

Please note that once your project is approved it might be necessary to sign a cooperation agreement with your cooperation partner. Fellows can use the University’s cooperation agreement templates or, if proposed so by the partner, use the partner’s own model contract. In both cases, support with all legal questions and negotiations can be provided by  Alexander Ebner (technology transfer), Room V 702, Phone: +49 7531 88-4595.