Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Religion and Religiosity (DHI Washington)

Deadline: December 1, 2015

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington) is now accepting applications for a 6-month fellowship in the History of Religion and Religiosity.

The recipient should begin the term September 1, 2016.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the German Historical Institute Washington and participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible.

The monthly stipend is €1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions; students based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

While applications may be written in either English or German, we recommend that applicants use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a copy of your last diploma, two letters of reference, and a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max) by December 1, 2015.

Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart (

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson
– Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Religion and Religiosity –
German Historical Institute Washington DC
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Fax: +1.202.483.3430

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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