PhD-Fellowships European History Mainz

posted by Katalin Teller on 2010/01/12 09:16

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The Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz awards 10 fellowships for international PhD-students for a research stay in Mainz from June 2010 or later. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe – comparative or transnational resp. transcultural projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes, as well as projects on concepts and perceptions of "Europe" and "Europeaness" in the period since c. 1450. The cultural, intellectual, religious, and philosophical dimensions of European history are covered as well. Deadline for submissions: February 12, 2010.

The proposed projects should require a research stay in Mainz for at least 6 months. Funding is € 1.000/month. A health insurance subsidy is granted as well.

At the IEG fellows can pursue their individual research projects in a tranquil yet inspiring atmosphere. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to colloborate with the Institute’s research units (

Research fellows live and work at the Institute in Mainz. They may occasionally consult archives, libraries, and specialists or attend conferences outside Mainz as well. The Institute’s library (220 000 holdings, more than 500 current periodicals) is available to them for their research.

The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.

Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history or theology. They should not be older than 32 years and should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship, but well-founded exceptions are possible. PhDs-theses are being supervised and completed at the fellows' home universities.

Applications must be posted by February 12th, 2010.

Please send your application via e-mail to: Institut für Europäische Geschichte
Die Direktoren, Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel und Prof. Dr. Heinz Duchhardt, Betreff/Subject: Stipendienbewerbung at

Please attach (as one file) the application form (download: including

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailled working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words)
  • a list of publications (if available)
  • the name and contact details of an external academic expert not affiliated to the applicant's institution, who may be contacted by the IEG only

In addition, please direct

  • copies of university transcripts
  • two expertises on the proposed research project by two senior academic scholars (in closed envelope or to be sent directly by the referee to the IEG) – general letters of recommendation will not be accepted – prior to the appliction deadline via air mail to: Institut für Europaeische Geschichte, Referat Stipendien, Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19, 55116 Mainz, Germany.