CfA: 8-10 IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students in Mainz (Germany)

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August 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Digital Humanities


IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards 8–10 fellowships for international doctoral students in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines.

  • The IEG funds PhD projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projectswith a comparative or cross-border approach,
  • on European history in its relation to the wider world, or
  • on topics of intellectual and religious history.

What we offer
The IEG Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to pursue your individual PhD project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,350. Additionally, you can apply for family or child allowance.

During the fellowship you are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. You actively participate in the IEG's research community, the weekly colloquia and scholarly activities. We expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. The IEG preferably supports the writing up of dissertations; it will not provide funding for preliminary research, language courses or the revision of book manuscripts. PhD theses continue to be supervised under the auspices of the fellows' home universities. We expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute. The IEG encourages applications from women.

Please combine all of your application materials except for the application form into a single PDF and send your application to:
Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees. You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient.

You can download the application form under the following:

The next deadline for applications is August 15, 2020. 
For IEG Fellowships beginning in March 2021 or later. 

The IEG has two deadlines each year for IEG Fellowships: February 15 and August 15.

Please direct your questions concerning the IEG Fellowship Programme to Barbara Müller:
Please also visit our website  


Contact Info: 

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Head of Research Fellowship Programme

Barbara Müller, M. A.

Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19

55116 Mainz


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