Ten Fellowships for Doctoral Students in History (Germany) Deadline: August 15, 2019

Leibniz Institute of European History

Application Deadline

August 15, 2019

Program Commencement

March, 2020

Duration of the Program

Upto 1 Year

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Program Details

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Mainz, Germany awards 8–10 fellowships for international doctoral students in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines. Funding is provided for research dealing with the religious, political, social and cultural history of Europe from the early modern period to 1989/90. Comparative, transnational and transfer-historical research projects are particularly welcome, as are projects which deal with topics of intellectual, church or theological history.

If they wish, fellowship holders and fellows can collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG in the Institute’s research areas. Each fellowship holder is assigned a contact person from among the academic staff of the IEG who can offer them advice and mentoring.

Research projects must be at least six months in duration in order to avail of IEG funding. Fellowship holders and fellows reside and work in the Institute building in Mainz. The specialist library of the Institute and the other infrastructure that Mainz has to offer as an academic centre are available to the fellowship holders and fellows to conduct their research. The duty to reside at the Institute does not preclude short trips to archives, libraries, specialist researchers and conferences elsewhere. The working languages at the IEG are German and English and therefor we expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute.

The IEG isparticularly interested in projects:

  • with a comparative or cross-border approach,
  • on European history in its relation to the wider world, or
  • on topics of intellectual and religious history.

The IEG Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to pursue your individual PhD project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,350. Additionally, you can apply for a family or child allowance.

During the fellowship you are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. You actively participate in the IEG’s research community, the weekly colloquia and scholarly activities. We expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. The IEG preferably supports the writing up of dissertations; it will not provide funding for preliminary research, language courses or the revision of book manuscripts. PhD theses continue to be supervised under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. We expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute. The IEG encourages applications from women.

Eligibility/ Requirements

In addition to the filled in application, the following documents are required:

  • CV
  • Outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excl. footnotes and spaces)
  • Structure of the Ph.D.-thesis (table of content)
  • Detailed timetable for the intended stay at the IEG
  • Copies of university transcripts
  • Proofs of language competence
  • Reference from academic advisor

Application Process

You can download the application form here. Please combine all of your application materials except for the application form into a single PDF and send your application to application@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.

More information about the program can be found here

Please direct your questions concerning the IEG Fellowship Programme to Barbara Müller: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de

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