IEG Mainz/HAB Wolfenbüttel Research Fellowships in European History approx. 1450-1970

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.

Grants are available for projects in the religious, political, social and cultural history of Europe between approx. 1450 and 1970. Projects in a transnational and comparative questions or addressing questions of transfer are particularly encouraged, as are topics in intellectual, church and theological history.

HAB-IEG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

As part of the collaboration between the IEG and the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) in Wolfenbüttel, one fellowship is awarded each year to enable a postdoctoral scholar to conduct primary source research at the Wolfenbüttel library and to write up that research in Mainz.

Duration: 6 months each at the HAB and at the IEG

Funding: 1.800 € / month

Application date
12 months
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Arts and Art history, History, Philosophy, Theology and religion