Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Fellowship 2018

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Fellowship 2018

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) once again opens its doors for fellow scholars! The international HIIG Fellowship “Internet and Society” offers a unique opportunity for innovative thinkers who wish to engage in the exchange of research experiences and to set up new initiatives. Based in the heart of Berlin, the HIIG provides a dynamic intellectual environment for fellows to pursue their own research interests and actively shape their stay. They also invite fellows to collaborate with a growing international team of researchers and to participate in the activities at their institute. They offer a number of opportunities to share and discuss ideas. This includes:

  • Writing and publishing papers in one of their open access publications;
  • Commenting on current developments in your field in form of HIIG Blog posts;
  • Holding presentations in one of their Lunch Talks;
  • Organising expert workshops with your peers;
  • Engaging in joint activities and projects with other fellows.


  • The HIIG offers accepted fellows a waiver for all mandatory fees. Fellows may use their facilities free of charge during their stay. However, fellows are expected to bring their own funding from their home institution or outside grants;
  • They must take care of accommodation, insurance, childcare, and transportation arrangements. In special cases, fellows can apply for a travel grant of up to 700 Euros and a visa subsidy of up to 200 Euros.


  • Fellows should have a Master’s degree, PhD in process/planned (Junior Fellow) OR
  • Advanced PhD, post-doctoral researcher (Senior Fellow)
  • Fluency in English; command of German is appreciated
  • Research experience and a research project of your own that you want to pursue.


  • The following documents are required for complete application:
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter explaining your interest in the HIIG Fellowship, research background, and your expectations (1 page)
  • Research outline including a) your project and how it responds to one of the key areas, b) the specific work you propose to conduct during the fellowship, c) deliverables, products or outcomes you aim to produce (max. 3 pages)
  • Optional: one writing or work sample covering internet research (in English or German)
  • All application materials must be submitted electronically via the online application form. Please review the information carefully before applying. If you have questions, email application@hiig.de.

For more information, HIIG Fellowship.

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