Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 2017

Nathan  Delaney's picture
May 31, 2017
United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, American History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

Since 1997 the Friends of the German Historical Institute award the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize for the best doctoral dissertation on German history written at North American universities. Dissertations on all periods of German history, on German-American relations, and on the history of Germans in North America are eligible. The winner is invited to the GHI to present her/his research at the annual symposium of the Friends in November. The prizewinner receives an award of $2,000 and reimbursement for travel to Washington D.C.

Candidates are nominated by their dissertation advisers. Their dissertations must have been completed, defended, and authenticated between January 1 and December 31, 2016. The prize committee will accept nominations through May 31, 2017, and will announce the prize winners at the end of the summer. 

Dissertation advisers should submit a letter of nomination, an abstract (1-3 pages) of the dissertation, and a digital version of the dissertation in “Reduced Size PDF” format via e-mail to

Contact Info: 

Nathan Delaney

Case Western Reserve University

Fritz Stern Prize Committee Assistant

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