CFA: 8-10 IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students (m/f/div), Mainz, Germany (Deadline: February 15, 2023)

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IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students (m/f/div)

Application deadline: February 15, 2023
For IEG Fellowships beginning in September 2023 or later

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

The IEG funds PhD projects on European history from the early modern period to contemporary history. We are particularly interested in projects

  • with 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. Applicants must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of the application deadline, substantiated exceptions to this rule are possible. 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. 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:

You may write your application 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 IEG has two deadlines each year for IEG Fellowships: February 15 and August 15.

The next deadline for applications is February 15, 2023.

Please direct your questions concerning the IEG Fellowship Programme to
Joke Kabbert:

Contact Info: 

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

Joke Kabbert, M. A.

Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19

55116 Mainz