Creat­ing the Future
Cutting-edge research
Spitzenforschung an der HFA


The Hector Science Award honors individ­u­als with outstand­ing research achieve­ments who have also made an outstand­ing contri­bu­tion to teach­ing. Behind this is an ideal of cutting-edge research that also includes exchange with young researchers as well as think­ing beyond disci­pli­nary boundaries.

Conse­quently, the Hector Fellow Academy not only promotes inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research projects between Hector Fellows, but also enables talented young schol­ars to collab­o­rate with Hector Fellows in the context of their doctoral studies or an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary project.

The success of this idea of cutting-edge research is demon­strated not only by the many projects that have been completed, but also by the research publi­ca­tions that have been made possi­ble by funding from the Hector Fellow Academy.


Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research

Cross-cutting exchange between HFA members

The central concern of the Hector Fellow Academy is the promo­tion of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary exchange between its members. These include the Hector Fellows — profes­sors who research and teach in the STEM fields — as well as the young scien­tists who are supported by the Academy. The members work together across the bound­aries of individ­ual research insti­tu­tions and across differ­ent disci­plines. The annual symposia are the oppor­tu­nity for devel­op­ing new research topics and for network­ing between the scien­tists. Further­more, the Academy provides finan­cial support for innov­a­tive inter­dis­ci­pli­nary scien­tific projects and confer­ences that are jointly organized by several Hector Fellows.

HFA Discipline circle


You can find an overview of the funded projects here.

— Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Projects

— Doctoral projects

— Associ­ated YR Projects

— Alumni Projects



You can find an overview of the publi­ca­tions here.