HIAS is financed by funds from the Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Universität Hamburg, the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg, the Joachim Herz Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

The Ministry is funding the HIAS Administrative Office. The funds of the University, the Academy, and the foundations are used to finance the fellowships.

Our Funders


Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg

The Academy of Sciences and Humanities supports the stay of early career researchers from all disciplines at HIAS.


Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

The Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts finances the HIAS Administrative Office and thus realizes the administrative framework for the fellowship program.


Joachim Herz Foundation

With the support of the Joachim Herz Foundation, HIAS Fellowships for scientists and economists are realized.


Körber Foundation

The Körber Foundation organizes the annual conference series “Hamburger Horizonte – Wissenschaft trifft Gesellschaft” in cooperation with HIAS. Our common goal is to bring top-level research to life.


Universität Hamburg

By funding Advanced Fellowships, Universität Hamburg enables excellent international scientists and artists from all disciplines and career phases to stay at HIAS. The funding is provided by the Federal Government and the State of Hamburg within the framework of the Excellence Strategy. Through the HIAS cooperation program, the fellows funded by Universität Hamburg are being connected with scientists from the university’s main research areas and areas of potential. The conference series “Hamburger Horizonte”, organized by HIAS and the Körber Foundation, is sponsored by Universität Hamburg as one of its international strategy conferences and co-financed by excellence funds.


ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

The ZEIT-Stiftung funds stays at HIAS for researchers from the social sciences and the humanities.