We are dedicated to pursuing our interdisciplinary agenda through international collaboration.
The international fellowships will contribute to attract new research questions, concepts, methods and theories in close connection with the KWI research programme.
Our KWI International Fellowships are 6-month-scholarships at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen, which address excellent international researchers from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences with a completed PhD plus up to 6 years of post-doctoral experience.
The Thyssen@KWI Fellowship, financed by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, is integrated into the fellowship programme and reaches out to excellent researchers of all nationalities with a completed PhD plus several years of post-doctoral experience.
To apply, various project formats are possible: Fellows might devote their time in Essen to finishing a book or a special issue, to finalizing a research proposal or setting up a research group. We also welcome plans to establish or substantiate collaborations with the universities of the Ruhr Alliance.
Located in the Ruhr Area, the KWI offers a space for independent and innovative research in the humanities and various opportunities to engage and include the public. Currently, research at the KWI focusses on the following areas: literary and cultural sociology, cultural science studies, science communication and public humanities. Further projects are concerned with cultures of communication and political participation. An important contribution to our scholarly and political work comes from the Academy in Exile, offering research space to colleagues whose academic freedom is threatened.
The KWI welcomes a new cohort of international fellows
The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) welcomes a new cohort of international guests: Seven new fellows will pursue their research projects this summer at KWI. Emily Doucet (Canada), Péter Kristóf Makai (Hungary), Elisha Masemann (New Zealand), Tinashe Mushakavanhu (Zimbabwe) and Bécquer Seguín (Spain) will join us as new KWI International Fellows. They […]
Call for Applications: New KWI International Fellowships & Thyssen@KWI Fellowship October 2021 – March 2022
The KWI offers new fellowships for the duration of six months from 1st of October 2021 until 31st of March 2022! The KWI international fellowship programme addresses excellent researchers from the humanities and the social sciences. The institute provides fellows with modern infrastructure, office space, technical support and offers a library service, event and research […]
The KWI welcomes international fellows: Launch of the new fellowship programme
The KWI welcomes new international fellows Ryan Nutting, Carla R. Almeida and Danilo Scholz to Essen. The fellows will join the KWI until the end of March 2021 to pursue their research interests. Historian and museologist Ryan Nutting will investigate the Museum Folkwang collection to unravel functions and interpretations of ethnographic models. Physician Carla R. […]
New Call: Thyssen@KWI Fellowship
The application period has expired on August 7th, 2020. In additon to our international fellowships we are very glad to offer a Thyssen@KWI fellowship for the duration of six months. The call is is now online. The fellowship addresses excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies and the social sciences. It is generously funded by […]
KWI International Fellowships in Spring 2021
The KWI offers new fellowships for the duration of six months from 1st of April 2021 until 30th of September 2021! The KWI fellowship program addresses excellent researchers from the humanities and the social sciences. The institute provides fellows with modern infrastructure, office space, technical support and offers a library service, event and research management […]