Berlin Program Fellowships for US and Canadian Citizens in Germany, 2014

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The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is offering fellowships to scholars from the USA and Canada in all social science and humanities disciplines for a research period in Berlin of between 10-12 months. The Berlin Program Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research. Fellowship stipends are EUR 1100 per month for fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1400 per month for recent PhD’s. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The program offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century for a research period in Berlin of between 10-12 months.
Course Level: The Berlin Program Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research at the Free University of Berlin.
Scholarship Provider: Free University of Berlin
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university who have completed all coursework required for the Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time of proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of USA and Canada can apply for the fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is pleased to solicit applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century for a research period in Berlin of between 10-12 months.

Number of award(s): Approximately twelve fellows are selected. The numbers of reapplications are limited to two.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for a period between ten to twelve months and must be held for a single continuous period.

What does it cover? Fellowship stipends are EUR 1100 per month for fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1400 per month for recent Ph.D. programs. The Program offers fellows, EUR 130 per month for each accompanying child and EUR 130 per month as spousal support if the spouse is not working or is on a fellowship. The Program provides one round-trip airfare for each fellow between the fellow’s residence at the time of award and Berlin. In addition, funds for intra-European research travel may be granted upon request.

Selection Criteria: Applicants should demonstrate a sound knowledge of the local context and the local research resources, i.e., specify why an extended period of research in Berlin is critical to the successful completion of their proposed research project.

Notification: Winners are chosen in the following February.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following documents in a single email to: bprogram-at-zedat.fu-berlin.de
-completed application form (signed, either electronically or by hand)
-a research proposal (including a research schedule and a bibliography)
-if applying for a dissertation fellowship: transcripts (PDF scans)
-if applying for a postdoctoral fellowship: a one-page dissertation abstract
-a scan of the photo ID page of your passport/greencard or proof of your long-term residency

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is December 1, 2013.

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