Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in the U.S. and Germany, 2014

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation are providing these fellowships available for pursuing postdoctoral degree in the field of humanities at Universities and Research Institutes. Within the context of these postdoctoral fellowships, the two foundations cooperate with several universities and research institutes of excellence in Germany and in the USA. The program is for the nationals of USA and Germany and also to be taken by them.

 

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

(a)For Germany fellowships:-The potential candidates are promising young scholars in their post-doctoral research phase based at institutions in the U.S.

-who want to strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities that can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual research profile and expertise

-Scholars who work in an interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply.

-applicants should have finished their Ph. D. between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2012

-In exceptional cases outstanding candidates can be allowed to apply if the PhD was acquired more recently

-Candidates who apply for a fellowship at an institution not listed above will have to provide a letter from the institution of their choice stating that it will support the candidate’s application and host the person during the respective academy year

(b) For US fellowships: -The respective target group is promising young scholars in their postdoctoral research phase based at German institutions

-who want to strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities which can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual research profile and expertise.

-Scholars who work in an interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply. The applicants should have finished their PhD between one and no more than five years ago.

-Candidates who apply for a fellowship at an institution not listed above will have to provide a letter by the institution of their choice stating that it will support the candidate’s application and host the person during the respective academy year.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of USA and Germany can submit an application for these fellowships.

  • About the awards:-
  1. Up to twelve Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of one year in both Germany and US.

  1. The fellowships are granted for 9 – 12 months and aim at supporting postdoctoral studies in US and Germany.

  1. Scholars shall be given the chance to

-pursue a research topic in the humanities in an attractive international environment,

-take advantage of rich interdisciplinary scholarly discussions and research networks,

-use the local libraries, archives, and other facilities, and to attend international conferences, symposia etc.,

-get access to a non-American university system by teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the needs of the relevant academic departments

  1.  (a)For Germany fellowships: The personal presentations of shortlisted candidates and the final decision of the selection committee are scheduled for February/March 2014.

(b)For US fellowships: The personal presentations of shortlisted candidates and the final decision of the selection committee are scheduled for March 2014.

  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. Applications must be filled electronically via the electronic application system.

  1. The application deadline is October 16, 2013 for Fellowships in Germany and October 2, 2013 for Fellowships in the US.

For further information about the application about the scholarship please visit the link

 

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