Chair Information & Calls for Chairs


Chair Information & Calls for Chairs


Confronting Capitalism: Creating Value for Social Well-being

We live in a time of interconnected systemic crises. We cannot go on as before. The new must be born.

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 5 Program Chairs for the Academic Year 2024/2025.

  • Funding period

    September 2024 – June 2025

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

  • Profile

    We invite practitioners and academics who must already have made outstanding, innovative contributions in their field.

  • 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
  • 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 (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)
    • Proposal for a research project within the framework of the overall theme, which will then be developed into a separate call for fellows who will form the “dream team” to carry out the project (5 pages max)
    • A 3-minute video of you presenting your project. Please use WeTransfer to upload your video and include the link in your PDF file
    • The deadline for applications is on May 15, 12 pm CEST

    Please send the application material – 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. Please only apply if you can attend the workshop which will take place on June 7-8, 2023.

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