Call for Applications: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships [DHI Washington]

The German Historical Institute in Washington awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: German and European history, the history of German-American relations, and the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to European doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. The proposed research projects should make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently have no funding from their home institutions. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to five months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month.

The GHI 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 fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe. The monthly stipend is € 2,000 for doctoral students and € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

The next deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of your last diploma, project description (no more than 2,000 words), research schedule for the fellowship period, and at least one letter of reference (sent separately). Please also include a word count at the end of your project description. 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 format via e-mail to fellowships@ghi-dc.org.

Contact Info: 

Bryan Hart
Program Officer – Fellowships

German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

hart@ghi-dc.org / fellowships@ghi-dc.org


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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