Programme Description

The international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme awards grants to doctoral students who carry out research into the history and culture of Central European Jewry. Projects on any period or field (including literature, philosophy, history, musicology) are welcome, and any region (i.e., Europe, Israel, the Americas), as long as they relate to German-speaking Jewry.

In addition to financial support over one year, the programme offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and network. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All fellows remain at their home institutions, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.

The fellows are granted a stipend of EUR 1,350 per month together with a research cost allowance of EUR 100. If necessary, a health insurance allowance of up to EUR 100 will also be included. In addition, allowances for fellows with children or for a (part-time) stay abroad are paid. For research trips and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on application. To support doctoral studies abroad fellows may apply for a monthly grant, and, where applicable, a grant to tuition fees of up to EUR 10,000.

The funding complies with the guidelines on the promotion of talented junior researchers by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

After the first year, students enrolled at a higher-education Institution in Germany may apply for an extension, provided that the Studienstiftung has funding available.

Target Group

excellent early-career scholars working on theses dealing with the history and culture of theCentral European Jewry

Academic Requirements

admission to doctoral studies

Number of Scholarships

up to 12 per year

Duration

1 year. Doctoral candidates who will prepare and submit their dissertation to universities in Germany can apply for an extension of the funding period after the first year, provided that the Studienstiftung has the appropriate funding available.

Scholarship Value

  • grant amount of EUR 1,350 each month
  • monthly research cost allowance of EUR 100
  • Travel expenses for research meetings and conferences abroad will be partly refunded on a monthly basis.

Application Papers

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Application Deadline

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