Jacques Delors Centre

Becoming a visitor

Visiting the Centre

The Jacques Delors Centre regularly hosts visiting researchers working on issues of European law and politics. The Centre welcomes visitors at all career stages, from PhD researchers over postdocs to tenured faculty. Additionally, the Jacques Delors Centre hosts the annual Michael Endres Visiting Professorship. During the academic year 2020/2021, the Endres professorship is held by Frank Schimmelfennig.

The Jacques Delors Centre provides its visitors with plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in a vibrant, supportive, and diverse community of more than 30 researchers. Research interests at the Centre cut across disciplinary boundaries and encompass the law, politics, and political economy of European integration. Situated in the heart of Berlin and combining both academic research and policy work, the Jacques Delors Centre also strives to build a bridge into the practice of European politics. Visitors are expected to particpate and present their work in the Centre's weekly European Governance Colloquium .

We offer our visitors an individual workplace and access to the Hertie School’s library and research services. For PhD researchers, we additionally have a limited amount of travel funding available. Beyond that, the Centre expects visitors to bring their own funding.

Are you interested in visiting the Centre? Please send an outline of your research project, a CV, and a brief letter of motivation indicating the proposed dates of your visit to freudlsperger[at]delorscentre[dot]eu. Applications for the Fall term (September through January) should be submitted before 1 June. For the Spring term (February through August), we expect you to apply before 1 November.


Former Visiting Researcher

Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig - ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • Frank Schimmelfennig, Professor of European Politics and a member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich held a Michael Endres Prize fellowship at the Jacques Delors Centre. During his research visit from September 2020 to June 2021, Schimmelfennig's research interest lie in the field of European integration as an interaction of internal and external bordering.

Prof. Jonathan White, PhD - London School of Economics, Great Britain

  • Jonathan White, Professor of Politics at the London School of Economics, held an Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung fellowship at the Jacques Delors Centre. During his research visit from January until July 2020, White's research interest lie in the field of Ideology and the EU.

Prof. Kathleen Thelen - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

  • Kathleen Thelen, Ford Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the Michael Endres Prize 2019 and will be visiting Professor in 2021 (due to the Pandemic her visiting position was postponed). Her work focuses on the origins and evolution of political-economic institutions in the rich democracies. 

Prof. (emer.) Adrienne Héritier - European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  • Adrienne Héritier, Emeritus Professor of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence joined as a visiting Professor as a winner of the Michael Endres Prize in autmumn 2019. Héritier’s research focuses on European policymaking, comparative public policy, European decision-making processes and theories of institutional change. 

Prof. Inken von Borzyskowski - Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

  • Inken von Borzyskowski is a Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the domestic politics of international relations and their effect on domestic conflict and elections. During her research visit from May until August 2019, she focused on the "withdrawal from international organisations".

Dr. Christel Koop - King's College, London, Great Britain

  • Christel Koop is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy. Her research focuses on regulation and other areas of economic policy-making, both at the national and EU-level. As a DAAD Visiting Scholar from March until April 2019 she did research on arm’s length governance, politicisation and depolitisation, as well as on democratic accountability and legitimacy.