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Visiting Scholars

Every year, numerous visiting scholars from around the world as well as grant recipients from diverse research organizations make use of the possibilities offered by the Institute. During their stays, they have a workspace in the library, the most important tool for both the Institute’s research fellows and guests, at their disposal. They are, moreover, invited to take part in the scholarly life of the Institute with respect to lectures and discussion groups. 

Institute Grants

The Institute bestows grants on foreign scholars every year for stays lasting up to six months. Grants are awarded in the summer for the following year.   Application procedures and further relevant information can be found at Institute Grants.


Self-financed research and stays financed by third parties

Scholars who are not applying for an Institute Grant, but rather wish to spend time at the Institute at their own expense or on the basis of third-party financing, may at any time request permission to do so from one of the Directors of the Institute (please contact: ).

The request should be accompanied by

  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form (indicating date and place of birth, highest academic degree and date of obtaining this degree, private [home] address, e-mail contact, nationality, language skills, home university and business address);
  • a short list of selected publications (1-2 pages);
  • a short sketch of the proposed research (topic and project title, project description and research plan);
  • the proposed period of time for conducting research work at the Institute (concrete dates of arrival and departure);
  • a brief information about the form of financing (self-financed or financed by a third party);
  • and, in the case of junior academics (PhD candidates, doctoral students, etc.), two references containing significant details about the applicant and her/his project.

 Further information is available at Self-financed Research