From the inception of the Sonderforschungsbereich ‘Manuscript Cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe’, the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures' fellows have played an important role in its activities. They have given lectures, organised workshops and conferences and contributed to CSMC’s publications. Most of them have become an active part of its international network, supporting its work even long after their physical departure. Fellows are invited only, applications are not possible.
Petra Kappert Fellows spend one to six months at CSMC, Mercator Fellows are invited for at least two years. Recently, CSMC has awarded permanent fellowships to outstanding colleagues who have substantially contributed to their fields and to CSMC alike.