Weizenbaum Research Fellowship
The Weizenbaum Institute investigates the current changes in all aspects of society occurring in response to digitalisation. Our goals are to develop a comprehensive understanding of these changes based on rigorous academic analysis and to offer informed strategies to address them at a political and economic level.
The Weizenbaum Institute is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with € 50 million over 5 years. The consortium is coordinated by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and includes the four Berlin universities – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin – as well as the Universität Potsdam and the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS).
The Berlin-Brandenburg Consortium focuses on the interaction of the social sciences, economics and law with design research and computer science. Interdisciplinary basic research and the exploration of concrete solutions in practice-based labs are combined with knowledge transfer into politics, business, and society. The conceptual design of the Institute aims to achieve scientific excellence with a nationwide and international impact, as well as networking with cooperation partners from civil society, business, politics, and the media.
The institute is named after the computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum, who was born in Berlin in 1923 and passed away in 2008. His entire life’s work was concerned with the socio-critical dialogue between man and machine.
The Weizenbaum Institute is pleased to invite applications for research fellowships for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Visiting fellows will be hosted at the Institute for a period of from one to three months, where they will have the opportunity to conduct research on-site in Berlin, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
For further information see the Call below.
- Working in highly automated processes
- Democracy and Digitalization
- Quantification and social regulation
- Digitalization and Public Safety
- Digitalization and Science
- Digital Citizenship
- Data as a means of payment
- Shifts in norm setting
- Trust in distributed environments
- Responsibility and the Internet of things
- Criticality of software-based systems
- Data-based business model innovation
- Production possibilities of the maker culture
- Inequality and digital sovereignty
- Digital technologies and well-being
- Digital integration
- Education and training in the digital society