Newsletter 023/2009

German Historical Institute, Washington DC: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: April 15th, 2009

The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as post-doctoral scholars/Habilitanden in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars/Habilitanden in the field of American history. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to six months but, depending on the funds available, can be extended by one or more months. The research projects must draw upon source materials located in the United States.

The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research. It will give clear priority to those post-doc projects that are designed for the “second book”. The monthly stipend is approximately € 1,581 for doctoral students and € 2,650 for post-doctoral scholars. In addition, fellows based in Germany will receive reimbursement for their roundtrip airfare to the U.S. Those fellows who conduct research in the greater Washington area are required to present its results at the GHI during their grant period.

Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, proof of academic degree (or transcripts), project description (3,000 words), research schedule for the fellowship period, and at least one letter of reference. 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 within approximately two months after the deadline.

Please send applications electronically in PDF or Word format via email to:

For further information about the fellowships please see:

German Historical Institute
Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships
1607 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009-2562
Tel: +1 202 387-3355

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