About DenkRaum

DenkRaum plays a key role in Kiel University’s excellence strategy. Through our research, teaching and knowledge transfer we are committed to shaping the future of society and to finding science-driven solutions to pressing issues.

To this end the University supports and advances the problem solvers and leaders of tomorrow: we are continuously developing our transdisciplinary research culture across all faculties while intensifying our ongoing discourse with society, industry and politics. By creating and shaping interfaces to catalyze cooperation across disciplines and sectors and between different actors, we are facilitating more holistic approaches to today’s complex challenges.

DenkRaum is a dynamic Kiel University interface: It hosts six postdoctoral fellows for two years, to collaborate across disciplines and faculties, addressing today’s societal issues and grand challenges.

DenkRaum fellows broaden their perspective by collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines and with experts from society, industry and politics. DenkRaum strongly believes in the innovative potential of early career researchers; it is Kiel University’s Young Academy, a think tank and an incubator for new research topics. During the dynamic postdoc phase, DenkRaum offers its fellows the freedom to join forces in exploring societal issues, while serving as a platform for their exceptional, crosscutting projects.

The call for DenkRaum Fellowships proceeds in two steps. The first call identifies an overarching topic for DenkRaum. The second call offers six two-year fellowships for innovative collaborations on this topic. Applications are open to postdoctoral scholars and scientists of Kiel University.

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DenkRaum - biennal process (click to enlarge)