The ICI maintains a small administration, reserving resources for its fellows and activities.
The international and interdisciplinary group of associate members play an active and important role for the ICI Berlin. Both individually and collectively, they form an independent, supportive board for the Institute's leadership, offering their advice, expertise, and experience on all critical matters regarding the profile, operation, and development of the ICI Berlin as an independent research institution. In particular, they help the ICI Berlin in conceiving its core projects, selecting fellows, and evaluating possibilities of cooperation.
Fellowships are usually advertised once a year for a particular core project. Unfortunately, applications received at other times cannot be considered.
The ICI Berlin is a private non-profit organization (gGmbH). It receives a core budget from the German foundation “Stiftung für interdisziplinäre Kulturforschung”, welcomes co-operations, and seeks to acquire further funds for its ongoing projects.