SCIAS fellows have access to a variety of cultural events and opportunities for academic exchange. To foster interaction among the fellows and with JMU researchers, a monthly dinner is held at the Welz House. At the monthly SCIAS jour fixe, fellows and JMU faculty have the opportunity to present their work to a select audience. Depending on the interests of the fellows in residence, other suitable formats for academic dialogue are organized, e.g. interdisciplinary seminars, lecture series, workshops with Ph.D. students.
The SCIAS fellowship experience is complemented by cultural activities taking place at the Welz House, e.g. small in-house concerts or readings. To make the fellows familiar with the city of Würzburg and its scenic surroundings, city tours and outings into the countryside are arranged. In addition, fellows are provided with information on university events and the rich cultural life in Würzburg.