The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science is a community of exceptional young scientists who share a passion for taking research beyond the mainstream. Fellows are given the means to pursue their personal vision of a particular scientific project independently – in the best possible locations, anywhere in the world. The fellowship is awarded to postdocs for up to five years. The fellowship is international and covers all scientific fields. Besides a passion for the research itself, Branco Weiss Fellows share the desire of communicating beyond their own field of study and with society at large. The Branco Weiss Fellowship - Society in Science awards fellowships to outstanding postdoctoral researchers around the world.
The ideal applicant for a Branco Weiss Fellowship leverages the freedom offered by the fellowship to design a surprisingly novel and scientifically rigorous research project. The fellowship addresses junior researchers with a record of outstanding scientific achievement and a passion for venturing into new territory.