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Opportunity profile: Thinking beyond academia

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The New Institute in Hamburg is looking for researchers to forge connections with wider society

Top tips

  • Fellows are a mix of researchers and other professionals, so engagement with people from non-academic backgrounds is fundamental.
  • Demonstrating a desire to broaden the impact of your research will help any application.
  • It’s better to focus on just one of the call’s themes rather than trying to address them all.
  • Creativity is valued, especially in what you have planned for the outputs of your research project.

The New Institute in Hamburg, launched this year, takes Germany’s clutch of institutes for advanced study from five to six. Founded by entrepreneur Erck Rickmers, the institute offers residential fellowships for up to 35 fellows drawn from academia and beyond, and will focus on ecological, economic and political challenges.

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