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Fellow Program for Urban Research at
HafenCity University Hamburg
Funded by ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Call for Applications:

Three Fellowships
for 3-month research stays at
HafenCity University Hamburg in 2018.

Founded in 2006 the HafenCity University Hamburg solely focuses in architecture, civil engineering, metropolitan development and urban research. It combines the academic areas of engineering, the sciences, the humanities and the social sciences as well as design and planning under one roof in order to bring together all the areas of study and research needed for the ’built environmen’.
The fellowships are open to experienced scholars and outstanding postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities and from all fields of urban research. The program aims at enabling the fellows to develop new ideas for research projects in fields such as ’digital cities’, ’smart cities’, ’technical innovations in civil engineering’, ’challenges of urban societies’, ’design of urban environments’ etc.
The 3-month stay at HafenCity University Hamburg is meant to give the fellows a period of complete freedom from all other obligations in order to test their hypotheses, concepts or theories in discussions with their colleagues in Hamburg. The fellows are expected to present their research project during their stay, publish a paper or submit a proposal for external funding in order to create a lasting cooperation with urban research networks in Hamburg.
The fellowship includes
  • a 3-month research stay at the HafenCity University Hamburg;
  • a monthly grant of 3.300 €;
  • support in finding and financing an accommodation in Hamburg;
  • a traveling expenses fee (1.500 €).
Required documents:
  • certificate of doctoral degree;
  • project proposal and work plan (one page) for a research idea in urban research (with relevance for Hamburg); possible date of arrival
  • CV including a list of publications;
  • two contacts for references.
Application deadline: November 24th, 2017.
Applications have to be submitted in English at For further information contact Katrin Hovy (

Published on on date 19 October 2017
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