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The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century.
The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD 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.

Located in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe, a Berlin Program Fellowship offers extraordinary research opportunities. Each semester, our colloquium serves as the central meeting point to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

The Berlin Program is administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA), the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines.

We are happy to announce that the GSA was again successful in securing funding for two additional postdoc researchers for our program from the Max Kade Foundation for the academic year 2018/19. The fellowship offers a stipend of $20,000 for a research stay in Berlin for 10 to 12 months. The support covers living and travel expenses. Eligible are U.S. citizens who have received their doctorates in the last two calendar years. All applicants must submit an application to the Berlin Program and will be considered in the same applicant pool.

Deadline: December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted as of November 1, 2017.

For further information on the program, the application and forms, visit our website at http://www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram or send an email to bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Berlin Program

The German Studies Association has representatives involved in the selection process of this important program, which is open to GSA and non-GSA members. The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin and is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent or long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university who have achieved ABD 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.

For more information, please visit the Berlin Program's website.

Eligibility and Terms

The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have completed all coursework required for the 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. The Berlin Program is a residential program and provides between ten and twelve months of research support.

Academic Profile

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 colloquium - run by distinguished scholars each semester - serves as a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work. Essential to the program’s mission is our close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association – the largest professional association of scholars focused on German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. Each year, our Summer Workshop and the GSA Distinguished Lecture at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as our Alumni Panel at the GSA Annual Conference in the U.S. provide a forum for scholarly exchange and seek to strengthen ties between fellows, alumni and the academic community in Berlin and beyond.

Institutional Structure

The Berlin Program is based at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of the nation's leading research universities and two-time winner in the national competition for excellence in higher education. The program is funded and administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the GSA. All fellows enjoy library privileges, access to faculty, IT services and program infrastructure. Through our multidisciplinary advisory committee of professors fellows have access to a unique network of experts and institutions in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe.

Application

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is soliciting applications for its next fellowship competition. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research. Awards provide between ten and twelve months of research support. 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 research colloquium serves as a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

For application guidelines and forms, go to: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/bprogram/application/index.html

Application Receipt Deadline: December 1
Submissions will be accepted as of November 1


For further information, visit our website at http://www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram or send an email to bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de