Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

    The Program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European history. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

    Following a model usually reserved for senior researchers at institutes of advanced study, the Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment that combines research opportunities with intellectual and cultural interaction. An integral part of the program is a biweekly interdisciplinary colloquium where fellows present their work. The Berlin Program is administered in partnership with the German Studies Association (GSA).


    The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university, must have completed all coursework required for a Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins.

    Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. Fellowships are awarded for a period between ten to twelve months and must be held for a single continuous period. Approximately twelve fellows are selected. The number of reapplications for each fellowship category is limited to two.


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    The Berlin Program Fellowship stipends are EUR 1400 per month for fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1600 per month for fellows working on a postdoctoral research project. In addition, the program reimburses costs for transatlantic travel up to a maximum of EUR 1200.

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