Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Central


CENTRAL-Kollegs are a format for research-based learning aimed at junior researchers at all partner universities of the CENTRAL-Network. In CENTRAL-Kollegs, student research teams, under the guidance of junior researchers, develop a research project in a subject of their choosing, which they will then carry out independently over a period of several months.

Each CENTRAL-Kolleg consists of a total of three junior researchers and six students in the following composition:


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Through the organisation and carrying out of a research workshop, junior researchers will have the opportunity to gain experience in mentoring, teaching and project-organisation. The independent completion of a research project will allow students to gain their first experience as researchers and to benefit from international exchange through the training offered by specialised international networks.

Each CENTRAL-Kolleg includes two workshops (initial and final presentations; 3 days each), one held at Humboldt-Universität another one held at one CENTRAL partner uninversity, as well as virtual (web-based) and personal exchange between all those involved during the period between the above mentioned workshops.

CENTRAL-Kollegs are announced annually in springtime. Funding for travel and accommodation expenses is available for the participants of a CENTRAL-Kolleg as well as material expenses limited to cover fees for external speakers.


New call is open now, deadline extended!

1. Announcement

2. Application form CENTRAL-Kollegs 2019


The application deadline is August 21, 2019. Please hand in all required documents as one PDF file to: