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.


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. The Forum takes place in connection with a Bucerius Lecture. This series of public lectures - interdisciplinary and transnational - deals with the social handling of migration and its challenges.


Summer School „History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change“ 2019 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

From 23rd until 27th of September 2019 the interdisciplinary program "History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change“ has been dedicated to the Bauhaus heritage in Tel Aviv-Jaffa: it forms part of the UNESCO proclaimed World Heritage Site under the appellation of "White City of Tel Aviv: The Modern Movement."   more

Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships to the US for Students in the Humanities

The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarship 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

Fellows program for urban research at HafenCity University Hamburg

The fellows program for urban research forms part of the cluster "Interdisciplinary Urban Research“ at HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU).