The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) is a port of call for top researchers from all over the world. Based on our conviction that global challenges necessitate global answers, we are interested in intensive academic exchange with like-minded scholars. Such exchange provides both the GIGA and the visiting fellows with new impetus, valuable knowledge, and expanded perspectives for their research.

The visiting fellows value the institute’s interdisciplinary, pluralistic approach, which is evident in its research, in the distribution of its findings, and in its internal structures. Like the GIGA researchers, the visiting fellows are integrated into one of the four regional institutes and at least one research programme. The length of guest stays ranges from one week to several years.

Many internationally recognised top scholars have spent time as visiting fellows at the GIGA in the course of their careers and have published in influential expert journals as a result of the insights they have gained. Their research includes topics such as security policy in Latin America, social protests in China, the crises in the Middle East, and the role of increasing populism in international relations.

Scholarship recipients from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, and other renowned organisations choose the GIGA as the host facility for their research projects. According to the current Humboldt Ranking, we place in the top quarter of all non-university research institutions. The GIGA provides institutional support for such funding applications.

The GIGA is among the winners of the Humboldt competition on Research Alumni Strategies. The competition is a part of the „Research in Germany Initiative".
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Current Visiting Fellows

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