Weimar Scholarships to support academics in researching Weimar collections material


    Scholarship holders may work in all the institutions of the Classics Foundation, especially the Goethe and Schiller Archives, the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library and the museums.

    The home country and subject area of the applicant is irrelevant, although not all disciplines are likely to be concerned with these topics. About 25 international students are supported through this programme every year.

    Scholarship holders receive full monthly support for a period of 1 to 6 months. The foundation also has access to guestrooms at reduced prices.

    Graduate awards

    The graduate awards are for scientists who have obtained above-average results in their degree studies and wish to document the conceptual context of their research project, to be realised in Weimar, by means of a dissertation or equivalent scientific work. An assessment approving the research project must be enclosed with the application.

    Post-doctoral awards

    Young science graduates who have already completed their doctoral thesis and published their work in relevant journals can apply for a post-doctoral award.

    Residential awards

    The residential awards are for graduates, scientists who have completed their doctoral thesis and habilitated scientists whose monthly net income exceeds 1,500 Euro and will also do so during the period for which a Weimar award is requested. With the residential awards, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar grants scientists a more generous book allowance and a variety of concessions during the period of their research in Weimar.

    Eligibility

    Award Criteria

    • A clearly recognisable relationship between the research plan and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s collections
    • The applicant’s scientific qualifications
    • The significance of the research plan for scientific research

    General surveys and works without direct reference to the sources cannot be supported. The award holders are chosen by a committee comprising staff members at the Klassik Stiftung and members of the Research Council. There are no legal entitlements to Weimar awards.

    Benefits

    Financial assistance is available for a maximum of 6 months:

    • Graduate award holders are granted 1,000 Euro/month

    • Post-doctoral award holders are granted 1,500 Euro/month

    • Residential award holders are granted 500 Euro/month

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