The Leibniz Institute of European History Fellowships for Doctoral Students

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Open to: 
doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad who have at least a Masters level degree in history, theology or another discipline which works historically
Benefits:
 monthly value of EUR 1,350 +  family allowance

Description

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards research fellowships to young academics (doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) from Germany and abroad.

Funding is provided for both doctoral and postdoctoral 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, scholarship holders and fellows can collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG in the Institute’s research areas. Each scholarship 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 center 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 therefore we expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute.

Eligibility

These are open to doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad who have at least a Masters level degree in history, theology or another discipline which works historically. They must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances. As a research institution that is not part of a university, the Institute does not hold any examinations and does not award any academic qualifications. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/his home university.

Benefits

1. Fellowship rates (from 01/01/2019)

The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state governments. The fellowships are exclusively for the purpose of conducting the research project described in the application at the IEG. Thus, no other form of employment or funding can be pursued or availed of during the duration of the fellowship.

IEG Fellowship for doctoral students have a monthly value of EUR 1,350.

2. Family allowance

Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have income of more than 450 euros per month may receive a family allowance. Please indicate in your application whether your partner accompanies you to Mainz.

Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for a child allowance.

How to apply?

Attachments in the following order:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Curriculum vitae and List of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photos)
  3. outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
  4. structure of the Ph.D.-thesis
  5. a detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
  6. copies of university transcripts  and proof of language competence

Please use the IEG application form which can be found under Downloads on the right.

Applications should be submitted by email to[email protected]

For more information, please visit the official web page.