Programme Description

The IEG awards research fellowships to junior scientists (doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers) from Germany and abroad in history, theology or any other historical discipline. Besides, the Institute invites visiting scientists, who hold scholarships from other organisations, such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or the DAAD.

Research projects by doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers addressing the historical foundations of Europe's religious, political, social and cultural history between ca. 1450 and 1970 are eligible for funding. Projects with a comparative, transfer historical or transnational focus are particularly welcome, as are proposals dealing with topics related to intellectual, church or theological history.

Every year about 20 fellowships are assigned. The base amount is of EUR 1,200 for doctoral candidates and of EUR 1,800 for post-doctoral researchers in addition there is a family allowance, if necessary.

Target Group

doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers in history, theology or any other historical discipline from Germany and abroad researching the historical foundations of Europe from early modern to contemporary history

Academic Requirements

doctoral candidate or PhD

Number of Scholarships

about 20 fellowships for doctoral candidates and two for post-doctoral researchers

Duration

  • doctoral candidates: six to 12 months
  • post-doctoral researchers: one year

Scholarship Value

  • monthly base amount of EUR 1,200 for doctoral candidates and of EUR 1,800 for post-doctoral researchers
  • family allowance, if necessary

Application Papers

Please find all application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Further information regarding the next call for applications can be found here.

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