Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellowship for Digital History in USA, 2017

  • Deadline: January 31, 2017
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Gerda Henkel Foundation is inviting applications for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship in digital history. US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Its fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and the international exchange of scholars. The GHI seeks to foster inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation and contributes to the advancement of digital history and digital humanities.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington DC is an internationally recognized center for advanced study. It serves as a transatlantic bridge connecting American and European scholars and seeks to make their research accessible to decision-makers in the public and private sectors as well as to a general audience.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

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Benefits

Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay for postdoctoral scholars, who are currently affiliated with a German research institution. The monthly stipend will be € 3,000. The fellow will also receive reimbursement for his or her round-trip economy airfare to the US and a grant for travel to other North American institutions up to € 5,000.

Application

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently earned degree, the names and contact details of two referees, and a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max.). The proposal should outline a research question, the main sources to be used, and ideas about what digital tools and methods could be used to analyze those sources. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents as a single PDF file to: fellowships-at-ghi-dc.org.

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