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Leo Baeck Fellowship Program for International Students, 2016

Federal Ministry for Education and Research – Academic Foundation and Leo Baeck Institute London are inviting applications for international fellowship program. Fellowships are awarded for PhD students working on a dissertation on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. The scholarship period begins October 2016 and ends in September 2017. Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. Moreover usually a monthly research fee of 100 EUR. For research and conference trips abroad monthly allowances and travel expenses can be claimed in addition. Tuition fees are not covered. The application deadline is February 1, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.
Course Level
: Fellowships are available for doctoral students working on a dissertation.
Scholarship Provider:
Federal Ministry for Education and Research – Academic Foundation and Leo Baeck Institute London
Scholarship can be taken at: Worldwide

Eligibility:
-well above average degree
-Date of issue of the last university degree not before February 2013
-Admission to doctoral
-PhD project on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
-A parallel application for a regular doctoral fellowship from the Studienstiftung is not possible

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Scholarship Open for International Students: Leo Baeck Fellowship ProgramStudents from all nationalities can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The international Leo Baeck Fellowship program is aimed at PhD students working on a dissertation on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the program includes the opportunity for scientific exchange at regular meetings – jointly organized by the German National Academic Foundation and the Leo Baeck Institute London. The program will appeal to doctoral students conducting their research in several countries. It is open to students from all nationalities and all universities worldwide.

Number of award(s): For the academic year 2016/17 up to twelve scholarships will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship period begins October 2016 and ends in September 2017. Regular meetings and a common intranet support the scholarship holders is mutually present their projects and to discuss the methods and results of research. Working languages ??are German and English. Graduating students who work on their dissertation at universities in Germany and will file an extension of the delivery period can apply after the first year, provided that the appropriate Academic Foundation are funding.

What does it cover? Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. Moreover usually a monthly research fee of 100 EUR. For research and conference trips abroad monthly allowances and travel expenses can be claimed in addition. Tuition fees are not covered.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Only complete applications will be considered. Promising candidates will be invited in April 2016 an interview in Frankfurt.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by mail or e-mail. An application consists of the following documents in German or in English:
-completed application form
-Motivation letter in which the interest is acquired by participation in the program (1 page)
-curriculum vitae with details of education, extra-curricular interests and language skills
-Photocopy of degree certificate with individual scores of the subjects tested
-Description of the research project (5 pages)
-Schedule for the academic year 2016/17, including any research trips
-Letter of recommendation from the supervisor / tutor of the doctoral
-second letter of recommendation

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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