Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at IEG for  International Students in Germany, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at IEG for  International Students in Germany, and The deadline of the next call for applications for research stays in Mainz beginning in or after April 2018 is October 1 2017. The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG) is offering Postdoctoral research fellowships in history, theology and other historical subjects. These fellowships are awarded for  students to pursue their individual research projects up to 12 months and for a research stay in Mainz from January 2015 or later for at least 6 months. Applicants of any national background can apply for these fellowships. Applicants should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship and should have a sufficient command of German so as to participate in discussions at the Institute. Full details:  

School(Institutions/ Country): Germany

Level Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Field(s): history, theology and other historical subjects.

Deadline:  October 1 2017.

Funded By: The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): postdoctoral Research Fellowships at IEG is targeted for International Students

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified 

‣ Scholarship Duration: Not Specified 

‣ Scholarship covers: 

Value of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

1. Fellowship rates (from 01/01/2015)
The research fellowships of the IEG are jointly funded by the federal and state governments. The fellowships are exclusively for the purpose of pursuing the research project detailed in the application at the IEG. Fellows are therefore not permitted to pursue or avail of any other form of employment or funding for the duration of the fellowship.

IEG postdoctoral fellowships have a monthly value of € 1,800.

2. Family allowance

Where the spouse of a fellow resides in Germany and is not in receipt of income in excess of € 450 per month, the fellow may receive an additional family allowance if this is applied for during the fellowship application and granted.

Please direct your questions to the following address:

The IEG awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to young academics from Germany and abroad who have completed their doctoral dissertations and are pursuing a new research project. The IEG offers them the opportunity to create the foundations for their continuing academic career as independent researchers. The academics in the IEG research areas are keen to interact with Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate no more than three years before the beginning of the proposed fellowship (non-academic activities are not relevant to the application). The final examination or defence of the dissertation must have been successfully completed by the application deadline. It is not possible to avail of funding for the final phase of doctoral research AND continuing into a subsequent postdoctoral project.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at IEG Applications are invited from Postdoctoral candidates of any national background. 

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate no more than three years before the beginning of the proposed fellowship (non-academic activities are not relevant to the application). 

Scholarship Application Method

Application for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships:

attachments in the following order:

a. Completed application form
b. curriculum vitae; list of publications (if available)
c. brief description of the proposed project with a detailed working plan and schedule for the in-tended stay at the Institute (5 pages/ 15,000 characters excluding spaces)
d. digital copy of dissertation
e. copies of university transcript and proofs of language competence

ATTENTION: Please ensure that any attachments are pdf files.

The primary academic advisor emails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the application deadline to: 

The reference should discuss (please avoid a general letter of recommendation):
- the applicant’s academic qualifications
- topic, goal and current state of the proposed research project
- a synopsis of work to be done in Mainz along with possible time and work schedules

Specialist evaluations should contain information on the question, method, results and representation of your research project, and they should also give an evaluation with regard to the current state of research on the topic.

Please note that applications that arrive late or are incomplete will not be considered.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at IEG


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