IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

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June 19, 2018 to August 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Islamic History / Studies

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 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 for doctoral students to pursue their individual PhD project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,350.

Fellows are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. They actively participate in the IEG's research community, the weekly colloquia and scholarly activities. Fellows are expected to present their work at least once during their 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.

Please combine all of your application documents into a single PDF except for the application form and include a word count at the end of your project description. Please send your application to Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referee. 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 IEG has two deadlines each year for the fellowships: February 15 and August 15.
The next deadline for applications is August 15, 2018
(for Fellowships beginning in March 2019 or later).

Please direct your questions about the IEG Fellowship Programme to Barbara Müller (
or visit our website:

Contact Info: 

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)

Barbara Mueller, M. A. 
Manager of the Research Fellowship Programme

Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19

55116 Mainz


phone: ++49 (0) 6131-39 393 75

fax: ++49 (0) 6131-39 393 26



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