Humanities and Social Sciences


Social change has a significant impact on the debates in the humanities and social sciences. The foundation's 'Trajectories of Change' program provides funding for post-graduate research into transformations in the European periphery. The changing metropolis is the focus of the summer academy 'History Takes Place – Urban Change in Europe' as well as of the fellow program at the HafenCity Universität Hamburg. The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum in Berkeley examines histories of migration from transatlantic and global perspective. The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships provide funding for studies in the U.S.

The Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa provides a forum for research and debates on historical and current topics concerning the Federal Republic of Germany.

Trajectories of Change

“Trajectories of Change” addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighbourhood.

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Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum in Berkeley is designed to bring together a small transatlantic group of ten junior scholars from Germany, Europe and North America to explore new research questions in the history of migration. The program is run by the German Historical Institute Washington and focuses particularly on questions arising from interlacing the perspectives of migration and knowledge.

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"History Takes Place"

The summer school “History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change” will bring together from 4 to 15 September 2017 twenty international young researchers – historians, art historians, archaeologists, cultural and social scientists, city planners and architects. This year’s programme is focused on the complex and multi-layered history of Belgrade and Sarajevo. The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and the Gerda Henkel Foundation invite the participants to study the connections between historical events and spatial development.

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Arnold Heidsieck Scholarship Fund

The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships support stays for one or two semesters at universities in the US. The Fund invites applications from BA-students in the humanities who are currently enrolled at a German university and have a focus on German culture, language, history, music, or art in their studies. more

ZEIT-Stiftung and the German Marshall Fund of the United States award the Helmut Schmidt Fellowship

The scholarship is awarded to a renowned German scientist or political expert and promotes the research on transatlantic relations and the European Union with a focus on foreign and security policy or economic and financial issues. more

Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society

The Bucerius Institute conducts research into social and historical topics concerning German society today, with the aim of promoting contemporary Germany as a subject for historical research. The institute was established by the ZEIT-Stiftung in 2001 at the University of Haifa in the North of Israel, and facilitates exchange among researchers in the field through visiting grants for postgraduate and professorial researchers. more