The 10th Potsdam Summer School will take place from September 15 (date of arrival) until September 21 (date of departure), 2024, in Potsdam, Germany.

The entire Summer School will be conducted in English. 

Participants of the Potsdam Summer School can earn a maximum of 2 ECTS-credits within the framework of this programme. They will consist of the following:

1 ECTS-credit for the preparation/pre-readings
1 ECTS-credit for participation in the five-day programme

The organisers are looking forward to receiving applications from early caree professionals with various backgrounds who will explore with us the relevance and importance of connecting science and society.

The call for applications has started on January 01, 2024. The deadline for submitting completed applications will be on April 30, 2024, at 23:59 UTC.

For further information, please contact angela.borowski(at)


Please note:

Photographs and film footage may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognisable image or a video. By submitting your application, you consent to being photographed or filmed and authorise the organisers to use the photographs or film in print, digital, video or web-based format for its promotional and archival purposes. Please, also check our privacy policy here


Applicants, from all countries are welcome. Applications are sought not only from advanced graduated students, postdoctoral fellows, junior- and senior faculty members in relevant disciplines but also from representatives of governmental and non-governmental agencies as well as from the private sector. Women, minorities and early career professionals from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. The enrolment is limited to 35 participants.


A tuition fee of € 350 will be charged from participant staying at the hotel in a double room with single occupancy. There is also the possibility to share the double room with a fellow participant. In this case we will reduce the tuition fee to € 175,00 for each person sharing a room.

Participants who will not need accommodation (coming from Berlin/Potsdam) will also be charged the reduced tuition fee of € 175,00.

Participants are expected to arrange and pay for their own travel to and from the Summer School event in Potsdam. The organisers anticipate being able to offer travel grants to a limited number of participants in exceptional cases. If you feel you qualify for a travel grant, you should apply for this once the selection process has been completed.

Application Requirements

A full application consists of the following documents:

Your resumé or curriculum vitae should include a clear description of your current educational or professional status and a list of publications, if any.

Your letter of motivation should explain why you want to attend the Potsdam Summer School. The statement can be 1 – 2 pages in length.

We also require to name two reference persons. When you complete the application form, please also provide the e-mail address of the two persons, you would like to give as references.

It is important that you name your file according to the following order:

last name_first name_year of birth (YYYY)

For example: borowski_angela_1900

Full applications submitted by 30th April 2024 no later than 23:59 UTC will be given due consideration.

Any application received after this date can only be entertained on a space-available basis. For further information, please e-mail angela.borowski(at)

Upload Master Sheet / Apply online

All the above-mentioned documents should be collated and submitted at the same time and uploaded as a single pdf-file using this Upload Master Sheet.
The file size has to be limited to max. 8 MB.

If you don’t already have a software programme generating pdf-files, a large number of free software can be found easily on the internet. Just search for „pdf generator“ or „pdf creator“.