Bielefeld University International Visiting Fellowships in Germany, 2018

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Bielefeld Graduate School of History and Sociology is inviting doctoral researchers to work at the Graduate School for four months to promote international scientific and cultural exchange.

Visiting fellows have the opportunity to use their stay at the BGHS to work intensively on their dissertation, visit degree programme courses and build contacts to our scientific community.

Bielefeld University is a university in Bielefeld, Germany. Founded in 1969, it is one of the country’s newer universities, and considers itself a “reform” university, following a different style of organization and teaching than the established universities

Students need to demonstrate that students have a good level of written and spoken English.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications close: January 15, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a four months fellowships programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is available to promote international scientific and cultural exchange.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellows receive a computer work station for the duration of their stipend. The grant consists of a EUR 1,200 stipend per month. This amount will be supplemented by a child allowance if applicable. Upon application, travel costs can also be covered by the Graduate School.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers are not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • All international doctoral researchers may apply who are matriculated in a doctoral programme abroad and whose dissertation has a historical, sociological, social-anthropological or political science focus. German nationals may also apply if their tertiary education has been at foreign universities. The visiting fellowships further networking with scientists at the BGHS, therefore no prolonged archival or research trips should take place within this period.
  • The candidates present their project to the BGHS community at the beginning of their stay and submit a final report by the end of their funding period.
  • To ensure that applicant’s project fits with the BGHS profile, they should take a close look at the areas of research covered by the graduate school. Project should be relatable to those areas. Applicant can find an overview of the areas of research and the professors working at the BGHS here.

Eligible Countries:

German and international doctoral researchers are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

English Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that students have a good level of written and spoken English.

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Scholarship Award:

Fellows receive a computer work station for the duration of their stipend. The grant consists of a EUR 1,200 stipend per month. This amount will be supplemented by a child allowance if applicable. Upon application, travel costs can also be covered by the Graduate School.

How to Apply: 

Please submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (1,000 words max.)
  • Covering letter (600 words max.)
  • Description of your dissertation project(2,000 words max.)
  • Work schedule and timeframe for your stay at the BGHS
  • Letter of recommendation from your supervisor/advisor at your university
    (If preferred, your supervisor/advisor can send the letter directly to the BGHS: application-bghs-at-uni-bielefeld.de
  • University and college certificates and transcripts (Master’s certificate). Please enclose a certified translation if certificates are not written in English or German.

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