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Long-Term Visiting Fellowships at German Historical Institute in USA, 2019

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington DC is inviting applications for Long-term Visiting Fellowships for a period of 6- to 12-months. The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington DC is an internationally recognized center for advanced study. It serves as a transatlantic bridge connecting American and European scholars and seeks to make their research accessible to decision-makers in the public and private sectors as well as to a general audience.

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.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Course Level: The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe.
  • Study Subject: The fellowships will be granted for a period of 6- to 12-months in the following thematic areas:
  1. History of Family and Kinship
  2. History of Knowledge
  3. History of Migration
  4. History of Race & Ethnicity
  5. History of Religion and Religiosity
  6. History of the Americas
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe. The monthly stipend is € 2,000 for doctoral students and € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.
  • Nationality: The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be based at (or recent graduates of) a North American or European university or research institute.
  • For doctoral students applying, ABD status (or the equivalent) is required prior to commencing the fellowship.
  • For postdoctoral scholars applying, the preference is for projects that are designed for the “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).

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: To apply please send the following materials (preferably items 2-6 as a combined pdf) to fellowships-at-ghi-dc.org by December 1, 2018:

  1. An application form
  2. A brief cover letter
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. A copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts
  5. Project description (5 pages or 2,000 words max)
  6. Research schedule for the fellowship
  7. At least one letter of reference (preferably sent separately)

Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Applications should be sent electronically as single PDF via e-mail to Bryan Hart at fellowships-at-ghi-dc.org. Applicants will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline.

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