Fellowship for Enlightenment Studies

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March 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Intellectual History, Political History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Fellowships for Enlightenment Studies

The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies in Halle (Saale) offers research fellowships for the study of the Enlightenment.

These fellowships give young researchers and experienced scholars alike the opportunity to spend two to three months working in optimal conditions on a theme broadly related to the field of Enlightenment Studies. Among other opportunities, fellows will have the possibility to use the Centre’s library and its numerous primary and secondary sources and to get in touch with experts in the field of Enlightenment Studies working at the centre.

The fellowships are generously funded by the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Culture (Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur).

Available Fellowships:  

  • 2 fellowships for scholars from Germany and abroad for a two-month research stay in Halle
    Stipend: €3,600 (in total)
  • 1 fellowship for PhD students from Germany and abroad for a three-month research stay in Halle
    Stipend: €3,300 (in total)

Application Process: 

Please send your written application by email (in PDF format) to the Managing Director of the Centre:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Décultot
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54
D-06110 Halle/Saale


The fellowships can be scheduled flexibly within one year after Admission.

Please attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Publication list and a published writing sample (for PhD students: if available)
  • Title and statement of proposed research (max. 5 pages)
  • For PhD students: one letter of reference


Application Deadline: 31. March 2022

Please send your application to izea@izea.uni-halle.de

In case of any question please contact andrea.thiele@izea.uni-halle.de


Contact Info: 

Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (IZEA) / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA) / Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Lumières en Europe
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54, 06110 Halle (Saale)
Tel. 0345/5521781