STIP: Fellowships in Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (15.12.2020)

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The Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University has one of the most distinguished graduate programs in Germanic Studies in the United States with a large and internationally recognized faculty working in a wide range of fields, spanning modern literature and culture, philology, and theoretical linguistics. Its strength lies in literary theory, 18th to 21st century literature, film and performance, social thought, and Jewish studies. We have recently hired three new faculty members that strengthen our profile in contemporary German culture.  A survey of graduate programs by the National Research Council registered our achievements by placing our program among the top departments in the U.S a decade ago. 


Graduate students join us from all over the world and are drawn from the top pool of applicants. We offer a flexible yet demanding program of study, which includes thorough pedagogical training. Indiana University Bloomington is home to several interdisciplinary centers our students and faculty engage in such as the Center for Theoretical Inquiry and the Center for Eighteenth Century Studies. Bloomington is an attractive city with a vibrant cultural life ranging from theater and opera to world music and a diverse campus community.


Applicants are eligible for competitive graduate fellowships, offering five or seven years of full support in a mix of stipends and instructorships. Most fees and health insurance are covered. In addition, there is funding for conference travel, summer research, other projects, as well as multiple opportunities to study in German-speaking Europe, for example in the framework of a transatlantic PhD-network.


For more information about the program, please visit our website ( ) or contact Johannes Türk or the Director of Graduate Studies, Kari Gade ( The deadline for applications is December 15, 2020, but later applications will be given consideration (Dec. 1, 2020, for international students).

Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Nils Gelker] betreut –