Press release

Call for applications: Henrik Enderlein Fellowship to be awarded to public policy experts

The successful candidate will research and teach at the Hertie School as part of joint project with Stiftung Mercator.

The Hertie School is calling on exceptional academics and public policy practitioners to become the next Henrik Enderlein Fellow. Interested candidates can hand in an outline for their fellowship plans that involve research and teaching activities to be conducted at the Hertie School from September 2023 to May 2024. The Henrik Enderlein Fellowship is funded by the foundation Stiftung Mercator. Applications must be received by 16 March 2023. For more information on the procedures and rules, potential candidates can have a look at the Henrik Enderlein Fellowship website.

Fellowship to bridge gap between academia and public policy

“The fellowship commemorates Henrik Enderlein, an outstanding academic companion and late President of the Hertie School. It will be a great opportunity for our future fellows to bridge the gap between academia and public policy,” says Hertie School President Cornelia Woll. “Henrik's ability to build networks and reach out beyond academia was crucial for the Hertie School to become a renowned institution and an internationally recognised forum for policy exchange. With the support of the Stiftung Mercator, we are proud and honoured to welcome designated fellows to continue his legacy,” Woll adds. 

Funding for up to 9 months

The Henrik Enderlein Fellowship offers funding for research and teaching activities for up to 9 months in a growing international and interdisciplinary research community. The fellowship can be awarded to candidates based in Germany and Europe. A travel and accommodation budget for non-residential fellowships and business trips is provided. 

The first Henrik Enderlein Fellowship was awarded to Dr Johannes Lindner, who previously led the EU Institutions and Forums department at the European Central Bank. His research and teaching activities focus on European monetary politics.

Background information

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s programmes, executive education and doctoral programmes, distinguished by interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, as well as outstanding research. Its extensive international network positions it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded in 2004 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major funder. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.

Stiftung Mercator is a private, independent foundation that acts on the basis of scientific expertise and practical project experience. Through its work, it strives for a society characterised by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. To achieve these objectives, it supports and develops projects that improve participation and cohesion in an increasingly diverse society. Stiftung Mercator wants to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Europe, address the impact of digitisation on democracy and society, and drive forward climate change mitigation. Stiftung Mercator pursues activities in Germany, Europe and worldwide. It has a particular affinity with the Ruhr area, the home of its founding family and of the foundation’s headquarters.


Press contact:
Alina Zurmühlen, Pressereferentin, Hertie School
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