International Affairs

You want to know about the WZB’s international activities? You work on topics that are also researched at the WZB? You are a scientist from abroad and would like to spend some time at the WZB?

For these and other questions, the Office for Personnel Development and Research Funding is your first contact point. We dispose of a network of European and international specialists and support the establishment of institutional relations to selected research institutes and universities worldwide. We organize events to put relevant research questions investigated at the WZB on the European R&D agenda. In more general terms, we promote the importance of social science research within the European Research Area and also internationally.

Through the WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme, the WZB and the ISSC aim to contribute towards building a new generation of outstanding social scientists in developing countries, who are willing and able to contribute to solving current global problems.  The Call for Applications 2018/2019 is now open.

You are interested in the WZB as potential host for your research project? At the WZB, we have long-standing experience in welcoming international researchers and scholarship holders. Our specialists in the Office for Third-party Funding (“Drittmittelstelle”) are pleased to provide administrative support in managing grant projects. Should you be interested in applying for EU projects and ERC grants, please let us know.

In addition to our external undertakings, the activities of the Office for Personnel Development and Research Funding also address our own researchers. Among others, we organize information events and offer individual advice and support.


Thomas Crowe

Martin Mann

international.affairs [at]