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Program Chairs

Program Chairs

APPLICATIONS

Program Chairs are being sought for the following programs:

  • The Human Condition in the 21st Century

    How can we create a sustainable value-system for the 21st century?

    The foundational program tackles the problem of how to think of the human condition in the 21st century.

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  • The Future of Democracy

    How can we transition to an ecologically responsible and democratically resilient future?

    The program “The Future of Democracy” places its main focus on the prospects for comprehensive ecological democratization. The guiding rationale is that social transformations require a collective imaginary of a future worth striving for.

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  • Socio-Economic Transformation

    How can the economy serve social well-being within planetary boundaries?

    Our economy must serve our social needs and respect planetary boundaries. But this is currently not the case: we are on an unsustainable path. Our economic activities have contributed to societies growing more unequal across various dimensions, depriving some of meeting their basic human needs and putting political systems under stress.

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INFO

  • Number of persons sought

    1-2 Program Chairs per program and per cohort.

  • Funding period

    Cohort 23: 15 September 2023 – 30 June 2024

    Contracts initially run for a duration of three terms. They can be extended for another year.

  • Profile

    • Scholars from the humanities and social sciences
    • A commitment to the mission of THE NEW INSTITUTE
    • Expertise in one of the programs of THE NEW INSTITUTE
    • Innovative, future-oriented research in one of the program areas.
    • A project topic that has the potential
      • of leading to concrete and tangible results with societal impact
      • of attracting fellows with relevant expertise to carry out the project
  • Tasks

    • Developing the project topic of the application into a call for fellows together with the Academic Directors
    • Selecting fellows together with the Academic Directors
    • Ensuring concrete outcomes with social impact
    • Working on individual projects
  • Location

    Program Chairs are required to be present at THE NEW INSTITUTE in Hamburg at least four days a week during the terms.

  • 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% rent subsidy will be provided on top of the stipend.

    Due to limited number of larger apartments, housing accommodating families is subject to availability and for fellows coming for a minimum of three terms.

  • 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
    • Proof of career level
    • Proposal for a project topic within the framework of the respective program, which may be turned into a call for fellows coming forward with concrete projects of their own in a next step (max 5 pages)
  • Application procedure

We are currently not accepting fellowship applications.

Fellows

Fellows

APPLICATIONS

Specifying the overarching frame of the three programs of THE NEW INSTITUTE, calls for concrete projects will be announced here upon the opening of the call.

  • The Human Condition in the 21st Century

    How can we create a sustainable value-system for the 21st century?

    The foundational program tackles the problem of how to think of the human condition in the 21st century.

    Read More
  • The Future of Democracy

    How can we transition to an ecologically responsible and democratically resilient future?

    The program “The Future of Democracy” places its main focus on the prospects for comprehensive ecological democratization. The guiding rationale is that social transformations require a collective imaginary of a future worth striving for.

    Read More
  • Socio-Economic Transformation

    How can the economy serve social well-being within planetary boundaries?

    Our economy must serve our social needs and respect planetary boundaries. But this is currently not the case: we are on an unsustainable path. Our economic activities have contributed to societies growing more unequal across various dimensions, depriving some of meeting their basic human needs and putting political systems under stress.

    Read More

DATES

INFO

  • Number of persons sought

    7 fellows per program.

  • Funding period

    Either 1, 2, or 3 terms:

    • Fall term: 15 September – 15 December 2023
    • Winter term: 15 January – 31 March 2024
    • Spring term: 2 May – 30 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
  • 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)
    • Desired starting date and number of terms
    • CV, including current address, nationality, gender
    • Proof of career level
    • Proposal for a project in accordance with the call (information will be available when call opens)
  • Application procedure

    We are currently not accepting fellowship applications.

Visitors

Visitors

APPLICATIONS

No application needed.

DATES

INFO

  • Number of persons sought

    Flexible.

  • Funding period

    Up to 4 weeks.

  • 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
    • Ideas that contribute to the on-going fellow work
  • Tasks

    • Presenting ideas, running workshops, advising, engaging in individual projects
    • Actively participating in collaborative fellow work
  • Location

    Visitors are required to be present in Hamburg at least four days a week during their respective stay.

  • Remuneration

    Individually negotiated consultant contracts.

  • Housing

    Either at a hotel or in fully furnished and equipped apartments provided on the premises of TNI at the Warburg Ensemble. Expenses covered by THE NEW INSTITUTE.

  • Meals

    Breakfasts and lunches will be provided on weekdays during the terms, dinners on Wednesdays.

  • Application materials

    Not applicable.

  • Application procedure

    Not applicable.

Term Calendar

Term Calendar

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