Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 2016

Jubelnde Revolutionäre nach Barrikadenkämpfen am 18. März 1848 in der Breiten Straße in Berlin | Public Domain

Jubelnde Revolutionäre nach Barrikadenkämpfen am 18. März 1848 in der Breiten Straße in Berlin | Public Domain

Since 1997 the Friends of the German Historical Institute award the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize for the best doctoral dissertation on German history written at North American universities.

Dissertations on all periods of German history, on German-American relations, and on the history of Germans in North America are eligible. The winner is invited to the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. (DHI Washington) to present her/his research at the annual symposium of the Friends in November.

The prizewinner receives an award of $2,000 and reimbursement for travel to Washington D.C.
Candidates are nominated by their dissertation advisers. Their dissertations must have been completed, defended, and authenticated between January 1 and December 31, 2014. The prize committee will accept nominations through May 31, 2016, and will announce the prize winners at the end of the summer.

Dissertation advisers should submit a letter of nomination, an abstract (1-3 pages) of the dissertation, and a digital version of the dissertation in “Reduced Size PDF” format via e-mail to

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