KOSMOS Workshops

The funding supports joint workshops between HU researchers and researchers from at least one other cooperation partner

A KOSMOS Workshop (up to five days) gives Humboldt-University's scientists the opportunity to exchange ideas with international guests regarding current topics, and determine new perspectives and approaches for future collaborations.

The active participation of young researchers and teachers - as well as advanced master's students - is an explicit funding objective. The workshop's topic should always have an interdisciplinary focus.

The KOSMOS workshops support scientists as they build their international profile. Ideally, the workshops result in joint research projects, applications for third-party funding, or publications.


Who can apply?

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


What are the relevant criteria?

Workshops should focus on recent interdisciplinary topics. The international cooperation should enhance, deepen, create or stabilise the faculty’s or institute's  international profile. The cooperation with at least one international university or research institution is required. The promotion and support for young researchers of the Humboldt-University should be a further aim of the workshop.

How much funding is provided?

The funding covers a joint workshop in Berlin lasting up to five days. The maximum of 8000 Euro is available as funding for each KOSMOS Workshop.


What is the application procedure?

All the details around the current KOSMOS Workshops funding opportunity can be found here:

The applications for KOSMOS Workshops can be submitted to the International Strategy Office until 2nd October. The application should contain the following documents:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Preliminary financial plan
  • Separate (preliminary) concept and programme (max. five pages) including explanation of the objectives of the planned project; see funding criteria for KOSMOS Workshops
  • Approval from the responsible Dean's Office or Managing Director


Who decides which proposals will be funded?

The funding recommendations are made by a selection panel. The panel includes:

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Benson, Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes, Geo Sciences
  • Dr. Henrik Lebuhn, Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Ethel Matala de Mazza, Contemporary German Literature
  • Prof. Dr. Aloys Winterling, History



Inse Böhmig

International Strategy Office
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Room 2046
Tel.: +49 30 2093-20092