The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) - Bielefeld University's Institute for Advanced Study -  supports and funds outstanding and innovative interdisciplinary research projects.

Founded in 1968 as Germany's first institution of its kind, the ZiF became a model for numerous Institutes for Advanced Study throughout Europe.

Open to any research topic, the ZiF welcomes scholars from all academic disciplines and countries. It offers the opportunity to realize interdisciplinary academic projects with international colleagues by means of providing residential fellowships, grants, and conference services.