Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

The program offers a stimulating academic environment that combines excellent research opportunities at one of Germany’s most distinguished research universities with intellectual and cultural interaction. Our biweekly colloquium serves as a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent and long-term residents (applicants whose main residence was North America before they entered the Ph.D. program, who have received previous academic degrees (B.A. or M.A.) or worked in North America).

Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university, must have completed all coursework required for a Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins.

Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. Fellowships are awarded for a period between ten to twelve months and must be held for a single continuous period. Approximately twelve fellows are selected.

The Berlin Program Fellowship stipends are EUR 1400 per month for fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1600 per month for fellows working on a postdoctoral research project. In addition, the program reimburses costs for transatlantic travel up to a maximum of EUR 1200.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.