Fellowship Information & Calls for Fellows


Fellowship Information & Calls for Fellows


Black Feminism and the Polycrisis: Configuring a Novel Solution Space Through Intersectional Methodology

How can we use the unique insights and intersectional methods of Black feminism to respond to the complexities of the contemporary polycrisis?

We are seeking people driven by curiosity and inspired by openness, who are willing to work collaboratively across disciplines, with a mission to translate knowledge into pathways to practical solutions.


  • Number of persons sought

    Up to 4 fellows.

  • 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, or journalism with a commitment to the mission of THE NEW INSTITUTE, expertise in a field related to the call, and interest in collaborating across our programs. Individuals with expertise in global feminism and intersectionality, as well as those working in fields of qualitative and quantitative research, e.g., with backgrounds in feminist pragmatism or feminist methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Tasks

    Actively participating in the collaborative fellow work

  • 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.), including statement of relevant fit to the call;
    • CV (please include in the header: current address, including time zone, current affiliation, last university or higher education degree including the institution from which you received the degree, nationality, gender, cell phone number, and the title of your proposed project)
    • The deadline for applications is on April 12, 12pm CEST

    Please send the application - as a single PDF file - to

  • Application procedure

    During our selection process, finalists are expected to attend a selection workshop at our premises in Hamburg. Travel costs are covered. The workshop is essential to form a coherent fellow group. Please only apply if you can attend the workshop which will take place on May 25, 2023.

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