The American Academy in Berlin is offering research fellowship program for scholars, writers and professionals to engage in independent study in Berlin. Fellowship benefits include airfare, accommodation, partial board and a stipend per month. Fellowships are occasionally awarded for a full academic year. US citizenship is not required and American emigrant are not eligible. Scholars working in the field of journalism, film making or public policy are eligible for research fellowship. Online application should be submitted by September 2, 2013.
Study Subject(s): The fellowship is awarded in advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural and political affairs.
Course Level: This fellowship program promotes advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural and political affairs. The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin.
Scholarship Provider: The American Academy in Berlin
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility:-Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. Limited periods spent outside the US, such as sabbatical, foreign assignment for American publications, etc., must be explained on the application.
-US citizenship is not required, and American expatriates are not eligible.
-Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. -Applicants working in most other fields – such as journalism, film making, or public policy – must have equivalent professional degrees.
-Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application.
-Although it is helpful to explain how a Berlin residency would contribute to further professional development, candidates need not be working on German topics.
-At this time, the Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics or the hard sciences.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required and American expatriates are not eligible.
Scholarship Description: The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics and the hard sciences.
Number of award(s): Each year the Academy welcomes about two dozen fellows to the Hans Arnhold Center, on Lake Wannsee. The Academy also hosts a small number of invited distinguished visitors for shorter stays of one to four weeks and organizes a diverse program that includes lectures and presentations by resident fellows, distinguished visitors, and guest speakers.
Duration of award(s): Berlin Prize winners are in residence for a full academic semester or longer. The fall semester typically begins in early September and ends in mid December; the spring semester is from early January through May. Fellowships are occasionally awarded for a full academic year. Winners of the Bosch Berlin Prize in Public Policy may come for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. The fellow in music composition is in residence for the spring semester.
What does it cover? Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. The Academy’s furnished apartments at the Hans Arnhold Center are suitable for individuals and couples; accommodations are available for families with children at the Hans Arnhold Center or at nearby apartments. All fellows are expected to reside at the Hans Arnhold Center during the entire term of the award.
Selection Criteria: The selection process for the Guna S. Mundheim Berlin Prize in the Visual Arts is based on nomination rather than application.
Notification: Finalist dossiers will be reviewed by the independent Selection Committee following a rigorous screening process. The 2014–2015 Berlin Prizes will be awarded in February 2014 and publicly announced after the spring semester 2014.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The American Academy welcomes applications until September 2, 2013 (6pm CET; 12pm EST).