The post-doctoral fellowships at U.S. universities are provided by the Volkswagen Foundation in close cooperation with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, Washington University, Stanford Humanities Center, The Getty Research Institute, and The Transatlantic Academy.
The fellowships are granted for 9 - 12 months and aim at supporting post-doctoral studies at the above-mentioned universities and institutes as well as at universities or research institutes of the candidate's choice. The target group are promising young scholars in their post-doctoral research phase based at German institutions who want to strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities which can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual research profile and expertise.
The applicants should have finished their Ph. D. between one and no more than five years ago.
Applications must be written in English and submitted to the Volkswagen Foundation electronically via the application system .
More information about the post-doctoral fellowship can be found at
In English: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/downloads/merkblaetter/MB_96_e.pdf
In German: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/foerderung/internationales/fellowships_usa.html
Dr. Almut Steinbach
Phone: +49 511 8381 370