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Leibniz Institute of European History Postdoc Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2019

­The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is delighted to announce research scholarships and fellowships to young academics (postdoctoral researchers) from Germany and abroad.

This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consists in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme negotiating difference in Europe.

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a non-profit institution devoted to academic research that is not part of a university. It is an independent research institute and it has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 2012. Its purpose is to conduct academic research on European history. The Institute fulfils this purpose through the individual and joint research efforts of its staff and through the research scholarships and fellowships that it awards to academics both from Germany and abroad.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to study Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are available in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines.

The IEG funds research projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projects

  1. With a comparative or cross-border approach,
  2. On European history in its relation to the wider world, or
  3. On topics of intellectual and religious history
  • Scholarship Award: The IEG Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to pursue your individual research project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,800.
  • Nationality: Researchers from Germany and Abroad are eligible to apply for this fellowship. .
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Researchers from Germany and Abroad are eligible to apply for this fellowship. .

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

During the fellowship you are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. You actively participate in the IEG’s research community and the weekly colloquia. We expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship. We expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Please combine all of your application documents into a single PDF except for the application form and include a word count at the end of your project description. Please send your application to application-at-ieg-mainz.de. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees. You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient.

Application Form

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