General Information

Postdoctoral fellows are invited from across the globe to spend two years at the Institute to pursue their individual projects in varied disciplines, but also to shape, advance, and probe the Institute’s core project in a weekly research colloquium as well as by collaboratively organizing workshops, symposia, and conferences. Fellowships are usually advertised every other year for a particular core project. Applications can only be considered when received during the application period.

ICI Focus 2016-18
ERRANS, in Time

The current international, multidisciplinary group of fellows responded to an announcement for the ICI Focus ERRANS, in Time. This two-year project  seeks to explore heterogeneous relations between discordant conceptions of time and temporality, and asks whether they can be understood as being ‘erratically’ structured, that is, as marked by inherent misapprehensions, by a dissonance that defies regulation, and by an unexpected variability. It is part of the ICI Core Project ERRANS, which began in September 2014, and connected to numerous events, including a lectures series, events co-organized by individual fellows, and a first joint presentation of the collaborative work in the workshop ‘Re-’.

ICI Focus 2018-20
ERRANS environ/s

The ICI Berlin announced 12 postdoctoral fellowships for the 2018-20 research focus investigating the ways in which an attention to environments can have the effect of dissolving boundaries or making them permeable, questioning clear-cut distinctions, undermining naive ontologies, decentring the subject, folding nature and culture, and producing complex political ecologies attuned to far-reaching entanglements.

The deadline passed on 7 January 2018. We are very glad about the large number of applications from many different disciplinary backgrounds and countries. We would like to thank everyone who has applied, written references, or helped circulate the announcement. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any further applications before our next announcement, which will probably be posted by mid November 2019 on this website, our newsletter and other mailinglists.


10 Sep 2018 – 14 Jul 2019
Term I

10 Sep – 14 Sep:   Orientation Week
17 Sep:   Term Begins
29 Oct – 4 Nov:   Break Week
7 Dec:   Term Ends

Term II

7 Jan:   Term Begins
11 Feb – 17 Feb:   Break Week
22 Mar:   Term Ends

Term III

23 Apr:   Term Begins
27 May – 2 Jun:   Break Week
5 Jul:   Term Ends
8 Jul – 12 Jul: Check Out Week


23 Sep 2019 – 17 Jul 2020
Term I

23 Sep:   Term Begins
4 Nov – 10 Nov:   Break Week
13 Dec:   Term Ends

Term II

13 Jan:   Term Begins
17 Feb – 23 Feb:   Break Week
27 Mar:   Term Ends

Term III

27 Apr:   Term Begins
1 Jun – 7 Jun:   Break Week
10 Jul:   Term Ends
13 Jul – 17 Jul:   Check Out Week