CogSci Network Membership


Keep the CogSci spirit alive!

In the summer of 2022, the old "Association of Friends of Sponsors of the Institute of Cognitive Science" (F²KW) is either to be closed down or to be transformed into an alumni network that is more closely tailored to the interests of current and former students.

What can such an CogSci network do? These are some goals and plans we have:

  • Create and support a reliable, long-term platform for exchange of ideas and networking among students, staff and alumni.
  • Support events connecting students and alumni, such as the alumni conference.
  • Support students in gaining professional and scientific experiences, e.g. by visting conferences or publishing a Student Journal.
  • Promote student initiatives to open up innovative areas of cognitive science education and training
  • Establish a permanent office for the association to guarantee a constant flow of activities and a permanent contact partner ("450€ job")

For this transformation to be possible, we need a "critical mass" of interested people who are willing to become (or stay) members and to suport the work of the association with their membership fee.

Our aim is to reach an annual revenue of at least 10,000 € from membership fees and donations to be able to pursuit these goals.

So far, there are commitments for 4937 €.


Commit yourself now!

Currently, we have a pro-forma membership fee of 1€/year but this will be changed to the real rates in july. The membership types and fees given below are suggestions and will be decided by the members' assembly.

After submitting, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your submission.


Data Privacy

English summary:

All data collected here is received and processed by board members of the F²IKW (Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Instituts für Kognitionswissenschaft e.V.) and their authorized agents only. It is only used for the purposes and aims of the association and will not be disclosed to third parties except on the basis of a valid data processing agreement (DPA) that maintains your rights. You have the right of access your personal data and the right of correction or erasure of data as long as this does not conflict with the purpose of storing the data (association membership).

Legally binding full version (German)



Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Instituts für Kognitionswissenschaft e.V.
c/o Kai-Uwe Kühnberger
Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft
Universität Osnabrück
49069 Osnabrück
Telefax: +49 541 969-16502, Telefon: +49 541 969-6502
Einzeln vertretungsberechtigte Vorstandsmitglieder: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Dr. Tobias Thelen, Pascal Nieters
Vereinregister: Amtsgericht Osnabrück VR