Guest researchers

The programme for guest researchers of the Graduate Centre aims to strengthen the relationship to leading research institutes abroad and to enrich the qualification programme.

In order to create synergies regarding the use of resources for the internationalization of teaching and research, the Graduate Centre cooperates with the Centre for Area Studies (CAS), the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IFL) and the Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) in the framework of a joint programme for guest researchers.
Numerous collaborative relationships with European and non-European universities allow welcoming guest researchers from all world regions at the Graduate Centre.

Application for a research stay

During their stay, guests can work on their own independent research projects and participate in courses and activities of the Graduate Center. In addition, they should offer a class for doctoral students of the Graduate Center and / or present their own research efforts in one of the seminars. An office with computer and communications equipment will be provided.

If you are interested in a research stay at the Graduate Centre, please send your application documents to ral.humanities(at)

Your application should include a CV, publications and lectures lists, a description of the current research project and, if applicable, an outline of the planned course/presentation