The German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.: Doctoral and Postdoc fellowships

The German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.: Doctoral and Postdoc fellowships

The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as post-doctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations.

These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars/Habilitanden in the field of American history. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to six months but, depending on the funds available, can be extended by one or more months. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States.

Art der Förderung

The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition or the revision of manuscripts. It will give clear priority to those postdoc projects that are designed for the "second book". The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students and € 3,000 for postdoctoral scholars from European institutions; students and scholars based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900 or $3,200 respectively. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Germany will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

The next deadline for applications is October 1, 2014. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of your last diploma, project description (no more than 3,000 words), research schedule for the fellowship period, and at least one letter of reference.

While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient.

They will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline. Please send applications electronically in PDF or Word format via e-mail to

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