Wiedemann Fellowships for Enlightenment Studies

Theresa Schön Announcement
Subject Fields
Humanities, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Modern European History / Studies

Every year, the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies offers two Wiedemann research fellowships for the study of the Enlightenment. Thanks to its extensive historical library and its research groups focusing on a broad spectrum of themes related to the European Enlightenment, the IZEA is the leading centre for the study of the Enlightenment in Germany and regularly welcomes numerous international scholars. In order to facilitate research stays in Halle for scholars from Germany and abroad, we offer fellowships for PhD students as well as for more experienced scholars. The fellowships are generously funded by the Dr. phil. Fritz Wiedemann Foundation.

Shorter stays with an adapted stipend rate are possible. Limited funding is available for travel costs.

Fellows are asked to present their research results in a public lecture at the end of their stay.

Available Fellowships: 

  • 1 fellowship 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

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2021. Applicants will be notified in the course of October 2021.

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Décultot
+49 (0)345 55 21771

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