Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the DHI Washington (Deadline: April 1, 2015)

View from the U.S. Capitol Building on the National Mall and the Washington Monument | CC BY 3.0 DE | Merle Ingenfeld
View from the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall and the Washington Monument | CC BY 3.0 DE | Merle Ingenfeld

The German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. (DHI Washington) awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the following fields:

  • German History,
  • the History of German-American Relations,
  • the History of the Role of Germany and the USA in International Relations.

These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently do not receive funding from their home institutions. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to six months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States.

The DHI Washington will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition or the revision of manuscripts. It will give clear priority to those postdoc projects that are designed for the „second book“. The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students and € 3,000 for postdoctoral scholars from European institutions; students and scholars based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900 or $3,200 respectively. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Germany will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

The next deadline for applications is April 1, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of your last diploma, project description (no more than 3,000 words), research schedule for the fellowship period, and at least one letter of reference. Please also include a word count at the end of your project description. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline. Please send applications electronically in PDF or Word format via e-mail to

Further Information

Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, concentrated around the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with distinctive and independent focal points. Through its globally operating institutes, the Foundation is able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and the host countries or regions of its establishments. By promoting scientific dialogue and merging academic as well as non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the Internationalization of research in its three fields of dedication.

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