KOSMOS Summer University / Fellows

KOSMOS Summer Universities allow researchers at Humboldt-University Berlin to combine three vital elements of their work - interdisciplinary research, international collaboration, and the promotion of excellent young researchers

The KOSMOS Summer University provides Humboldt-University's scientists and international guests with a solid foundation for developing a research project over a period of up to one year. This time period concludes with a KOSMOS Summer University carried out in cooperation with at least two international universities.

A prominent scientist with a high international reputation serves as KOSMOS Fellow, enriching the KOSMOS Summer University and supporting it by means of an extended stay of several months in Berlin. Together with the Humboldt-University researchers and teachers, the KOSMOS Fellow is responsible for developing the content for the Summer University, while working on his or her own research activities at the same time. This approach fosters the atmosphere of a teaching and research laboratory during the two-week-long KOSMOS Summer University.  

Alongside the international university partners and in coordination with the applicants and fellows, non-universitary institutions (e.g. cultural facilities) can also contribute to a KOSMOS Summer University.


Who can apply?

Researchers, departments, faculties and interdisciplinary units, central institutions, Integrative Research Institutes of Humboldt-University Berlin.


What are the relevant criteria?

An important international and interdisciplinary research project that fits with HU’s research profile. The KOSMOS Summer University should involve cooperation with one or more excellent international  universities and/or research institutions. A further important component is the integration of young researchers into the KOSMOS projects.


How much funding is provided?

The funding provides the financing of a two-week summer university and a stay of a KOSMOS Fellow at Humboldt University Berlin of up to one year.

A maximum of 100 000 Euro is available as funding for a KOSMOS Summer University.


What is the application procedure?

There is no call for proposals for KOSMOS Summer Universities at the moment.



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