Fellowship Calls


Governing the Planetary Commons: A Focus on the Amazon

How are the planetary commons to be governed in an ecologically responsible, just, democratic, and resilient way?


Conceptions of Human Flourishing: Reformulating the SDGs

How does a non-materialist conception of human flourishing inform the reformulation of the SDGs in 2030?



  • Number of persons sought

    7 fellows per program.

  • Funding period

    Either 1, 2, or 3 terms:

    • Fall term: 18 September – 15 December 2023
    • Winter term: 15 January – 29 March 2024
    • Spring term: 2 May – 28 June 2024

      Please indicate how many terms you wish to come.
  • Profile

    • Scholars from the humanities and social sciences or practitioners in politics, business, art, media, journalism
    • A commitment to the mission of THE NEW INSTITUTE
    • Expertise in one of the programs of THE NEW INSTITUTE
    • An idea for a concrete project topic that has the potential of leading to concrete and tangible results with societal impact
    • Please check individual calls for specifics
  • Tasks

    • Actively participating in the collaborative fellow work
    • Implementing the proposed project
  • Location

    Fellows are required to be present at THE NEW INSTITUTE in Hamburg at least four days a week during the respective term.

  • Stipend

    Individually negotiated, following the principle “no loss, no gain” (as a rule tax-exempt in Germany).

  • Housing

    Fully furnished and equipped apartments will be provided on the premises of TNI at the Warburg Ensemble. 80% subsidy for rent and utilities on top of stipend. Larger apartments for fellows with family members staying for longer than 3 months will be provided.

  • Meals

    Breakfasts and lunches will be provided on weekdays during the terms, dinners on Wednesdays. 400 Euro contributions will automatically be deducted from stipend. Subject to change.

  • Application materials

    • Letter of motivation (3 pages max)
    • CV, (including current address, nationality, gender ; statement of career level)
    • proposal for a project in accordance with the call (3-5 pages max.)
  • Application procedure

    Please send your application as a single pdf to

    • Depolarizing Public Debates: Developing Tools for Transformative Communication (download pdf)

Term Calendar

Term Calendar


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