American Academy in Berlin Prize

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The next application deadline is Monday, September 27, 2021, at 6 p.m. EST. We plan to reopen the online application system for 2022-23 fellowships in early July.

Each year, the American Academy in Berlin welcomes around twenty fellows, who support our mission to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, diplomats, economists, and public policy experts, among others.

For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions.

Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. All candidates will be notified in March 2022.

Application date
4 months
Humanities : Arts and Art history, History, Literature
Social sciences : Law, Economy, Management and Public administration, Political science