The following pages provide information on our scientific programs and the schedules of the events (see also our annual schedules). All participants of the scientific programs are provided with full board and lodging during their stay. Depending on the program you are participating in we are able to offer several grants covering travel expenses. Concerning a proposal for a Workshop or an application for other activities, see our guide for applications, please.


This is the traditional, well-established program of weekly Workshops with 45-48 participants. Participation is by personal invitation by the Director, upon the recommendation of the organizers. The Workshops are organized by leading international experts in the field.  [more]


Since January 2014, there is a new program at Oberwolfach which is called Simons Visiting Professors. This program annually supports up to 40 distinguished scientists from outside Europe, who wish to combine an invitation to an Oberwolfach Workshop with a research visit to a European university of up to two weeks. [more]


It is possible to hold Mini-Workshops of 15-17 participants in certain fixed weeks. They are aimed especially at junior researchers and hot developments. The decision takes place half a year before the date. The Mini-Workshops are scheduled for one week.  [more]

Research in Pairs

This program aims at small groups of 2-4 researchers from different places working together in Oberwolfach for 2 weeks up to 3 months on a specific project. Applications should be addressed to the Director.  [more]

Oberwolfach Arbeitsgemeinschaft

The idea of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft is to learn by giving a lecture on some new results which have been found recently by other researchers working in some specific topic. Organizers and topics for the next Arbeitsgemeinschaft are proposed during the current Arbeitsgemeinschaft. Participation is by application to the organizers.  [more]

Oberwolfach Seminars

The Oberwolfach Seminars are organized by leading experts in the field and address postdocs and Ph.D. students from all over the world. The aim is to introduce about 24 participants to a particular hot development. We are pleased that the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation has decided to support the Oberwolfach Seminars from summer 2008 to summer 2016. Applications should be addressed to the Director.  [more]

Download the annual program

An overview of the annual scientific program is available for download as a pdf file.