The Mercator Fellowship Program enables outstanding individuals from all over the world to do research on a specific academic or practice project and pursue explorative and unconventional fellow ideas, which address aspects relevant to the work of Stiftung Mercator. Fellowships are awarded for at least 3 months and no more than 12 months. The program is open to applicants from all nationalities and disciplines. Fellows usually complete their fellowship either freely or in an established host institution in Germany or abroad. The Fellowship includes a stipend to cover the costs. The Foundation selects up to 6 Mercator fellows annually. Interested candidates should first consult with the responsible department at Stiftung Mercator before submitting their application.