Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S. and Germany

Objective

Via its funding initiative “Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the USA” the Volkswagen Foundation aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities. In this funding initiative the Volkswagen Foundation works closely together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.

Scope of Funding

Within the context of these postdoctoral fellowships, the two foundations cooperate with several universities and research institutes of excellence in Germany and in the USA. Notwithstanding, in principle applicants are able to nominate their own choice of university or research institute as the cooperating institution hosting their individual research sojourn.

Call: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutions in Germany. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The cooperating institutions are the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the Exzellence Cluster and the Zukunftskolleg der Universität Konstanz, the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the Deutsche Archäologische Institut (DIA) in Berlin, the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach, the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG) and the Leopoldina Centre for the Study of the History of Science and Science Academies at Halle (Saale).

The Fellowships address postdocs at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time in Germany working on a research project.

Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants (pdf). Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system.

 

Call: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S. Application deadline is October 2, 2014.

In each academic year, the Volkswagen Foundation will fund up to 12  postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities for one-year stays at academic institutions in the U.S.. The cooperating institutions are the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, Washington University, the Getty Research Institute, the Transatlantic Academy, the Georgetown University together with the German Historical Institute (as co-host), the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies at USC, and the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University.

The Fellowships address postdocs at German universities and research institutes who wish to spend some time in the USA working on their research project, or to concentrate on a particular aspect of their postdoctoral dissertation.

Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants (pdf). Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system.

Background

With its funding initiative entitled “Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the USA”, which began in 2011, the Volkswagen Foundation has expanded the “Harvard-Fellowships” which started in 2007 to encompass other institutions of outstanding repute in the USA. In 2012 this Fellowship program was extended by a reciprocal dimension in order to furnish American postdocs with an equivalent opportunity to spend a year working on their research project in Germany. In respect of this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation works in close cooperation with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, which for its part on the American side is providing three million dollars for an initial period of four years.

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