The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), the leading resource and research center for analysis and assessment of the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world, is pleased to announce the DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program. The program is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS, which is located in Washington, DC, for stays of two months each.
Who can apply?
- Applicants must be German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies.
- Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a PhD. Only in exceptional cases will fellowships be awarded to applicants with an MA, who are not PhD students.
- Individuals who have received a grant or other support from the DAAD within three years of the starting date of the fellowship are not eligible to apply [this does not apply for applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies].
Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to USD 4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, economy class round trip airfare to and from Washington (for a maximum of USD 770), and office space at the Institute.
All DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay for publication on the Institute's website; for fellows producing research of exceptional quality, AICGS will provide opportunities for presentations to a Washington policy audience.
For fellowships in January-June you must apply by August 31st.
For fellowships in July-December you must apply by February 28th.
Please visit the AICGS website for details.
- Germany and the United States in the Global Economy
- Germany in Europe
- New Security Challenges and Changing Foreign Policy Agendas
- Culture, Values, and Politics
- Transnational Issues
Special consideration will be given to research projects relevant to the Institute's current emphases within these areas (please see the AICGS website for current project information).
- Applicants must be of German or US nationality.
- If selected as DAAD/AICGS fellows, German nationals must be eligible for and obtain a J-1 visa from a US consulate or embassy in Germany.
For details on the required documents for the application, please visit the AICGS website here.