Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Fellowships for Doctoral Students Worldwide 2021

The Institute of European History (IEG) invites applications for the Leibniz-IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students from Germany and Abroad for the 2021/22 academic session.

The IEG owes its foundation in 1950 to the international dialogue between historians in the aftermath of the Second World War, during which German and French participants, in particular, called for lasting cooperation within Europe. Their aim was to help to overcome prejudices and to contribute to a better understanding between the European peoples through a more in-depth understanding of the unique characteristics, commonalities, and interrelations in the historical development of the different religions and nations.

Worth of Award

1. Fellowship rates

  • The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state government. The fellowships are used exclusively for the purpose of conducting the research project described in the application at the IEG.
  • Thus, no other form of employment or funding can be pursued or availed of for the duration of the fellowship.
  • IEG Fellowship for doctoral students has a monthly value of € 1,350.

2. Family allowance

  • Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have an income of more than 450 euros per month may receive a family allowance. Please indicate in your application whether your partner accompanies you to Mainz.
  • Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for child allowance.
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  • These are open to PhD students from Germany and abroad who have at least a Master’s level degree in history, theology, or another discipline that works historically.
  • They must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship. However, exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances.

How to Apply

Send attachments for the Leibniz-IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students in the following order:

  • the completed application form
  • curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photographs)
  • an outline of the PhD thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
  • the structure of the PhD thesis
  • a detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
  • copies of university transcripts and proof of language competence
  • You may write in either English or German; it is recommended that you use the language in which you are most proficient.
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Please ensure that any attachments are PDF files. 

Applications should be submitted by email to[email protected]

Leibniz Institute of European History
The Directors
Prof. Irene Dingel and Prof. Johannes Paulmann
Re: Fellowship Application

Deadline: The next deadline for applications is August 15, 2021, for fellowships beginning in February 2022 or later.


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