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The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien is one of the leading international research institutes in the field of knowledge-related use of digital media. International networking and exchange with leading global experts is central to our researchers and their research projects. The IWM therefore offers numerous cooperation opportunities for national and international guest researchers, some of which can also be funded. 


Research professors

Are you an expert in a relevant field of research at the IWM? As a research professor, you will have the opportunity to discuss research and publication strategies with our scientists, supervise IWM doctoral students and contribute to ongoing research projects. You will help to further develop the research network at the IWM and will also be involved in the organization of joint workshops or conferences, for instance.

Research Affiliates

As a Research Affiliate, you have research expertise in an area of our research agenda. You will work together with IWM researchers on projects for at least one month, visit the institute for this purpose and publish articles in co-authorship with our researchers. You will also have the opportunity to work with other Research Affiliates and exchange ideas about your respective research projects.

Guest researchers

As a guest researcher, we invite you to visit the institute for two to five consecutive days to present your current research work to the IWM scientists and engage in joint discussions. The aim is to pave the way for potential joint research projects and enable the (co-)supervision of doctorates.

Postdoctoral fellows

Are you a postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in one of the research topics of our working and junior research groups? The IWM hosts postdoctoral fellows with a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The MSCA individual fellowships offer attractive funding opportunities for postdoctoral projects in Europe.



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