Leibniz Summer Fellowships

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/12/16 09:03

[ Call for Application ]

The Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) in Potsdam, Germany, is pleased to invite applications for two Leibniz Summer Fellowships in 2009 to study German and European History in the 20th century. These two-month fellowships provide an opportunity to pursue individual research in Germany while participating in the academic life of one of Germany’s major research centres on History. Deadline for application: January 31, 2009.

Founded in 1996, the ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with a special focus on the GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany, East-West German relations, and the Cold War in Europe. The ZZF library holds approx. 75.000 items and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals. From 2009 onwards the ZZF will be member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (WGL).

Applicants must have at least postdoctoral status with an outstanding academic record. They are expected to pursue their own research. However applicants whose interests relate to projects of the major research groups at the ZZF will be preferred. Further details on the research areas at the ZZF can be found at zzf-pdm.de/projects 2008. Fellowship holders will be assigned to a research group and asked to present their current project in a seminar or colloquium.

Fellowships for the Leibniz Summer Fellowships vary between EUR 4.000 and EUR 8.000 for a two month grant period, depending on experience. If it is necessary to take a leave from the home institution a larger fellowship might be possible. The funding is supposed to cover all expenses including travel, housing, and insurance. Fellows are expected to reside in Berlin or Potsdam for two consecutive months between March and October 2009. The ZZF will provide office space and other relevant facilities.

Decisions will be announced not later than February 15, 2008. Applications must include

  • a letter of interest;
  • a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a project proposal not exceeding 1.500 words;
  • a letter of recommendation.

Please send your application to: Mr Albrecht Wiesener, Leibniz Summer Fellowships, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Am Neuen Markt 1, D-14467 Potsdam, Germany.

Applications or recommendations by e-mail or fax will not be accepted. The letter of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. For further information regarding the ZZF, please refer to zzf-pdm.de. For further questions about the fellowship program please contact Mr Albrecht Wiesener.


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