Programme Description

Each academic year the Volkswagen Foundation finances up to 12 post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities for stays in Germany. The fellowships address post-docs at US institutions of higher education or research institutes who wish to spend some time in Germany working on a research project. The sponsorships, which are each worth EUR 2,100 per month, will be awarded for nine to 12 months and include a number of additional benefits.

Target Group

outstanding young scientists at US higher-education institutions or research institutes who wish to conduct a research project in Germany

Academic Requirements


Number of Scholarships

10 to 12 per call


nine to 12 months

Scholarship Value

  • EUR 2,100 per month
  • costs for accommodation
  • international health insurance
  • travel expenses
  • costs for conference participation in Europe
  • means for the organisation of workshops

Additional benefits may be applied for, i.e. child allowances or allowances for non-personnel costs.

Application Papers

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

Application Deadline

The upcoming application deadlines can be found here.

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