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Research Fellowships for International PhD Students at IEG in Germany, 2014

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The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG) is offering research fellowships in history, theology and other historical subjects. These fellowships are awarded for PhD students to pursue their individual research projects up to 12 months and for a research stay in Mainz for at least 6 months. Applicants of any national background can apply for these fellowships. Applicants should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship and should have a sufficient command of German so as to participate in discussions at the Institute. The application deadline is August 9th, 2013.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded in history, theology and other historical subjects.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for PhD students to pursue their individual research projects.
Scholarship Provider: The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. PhD-theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. Fellows are obliged to register officially in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They should have a sufficient command of German so as to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG-scholarship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The IEG awards research fellowships for international junior scientist in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to contemporary history, particularly their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

Duration of award (s): Research fellows live and work for at least 6 months and up to 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD-project.

What does it cover? Funding is € 1.200/month. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields and interests. The Institute’s specialist library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available to them for their research.

How to Apply: Please send your application via e-mail (ieg3-at-ieg-mainz.de) to: Institute for European History. Please attach (as one file) the application form including

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a brief description of the PhD-thesis with a detailed
  • working plan and schedule
  • for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words)
  • alist of publications (if available)
  • the name and contact details of an external academic
  • expert not affiliated to the applicant’s institution (who may be contacted by the IEG only)

In addition, please direct prior to the application deadline via air mail:

  • copies of university transcripts
  • two expertise on the proposed research project by two
  • senior academic scholars (in sealed envelope or to be sent directly by the referee to the IEG) – general letters of recommendation will not be accepted.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications must be posted by August 9th, 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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