Mainz PhD-Fellowships

posted by Katalin Teller on 2011/01/27 09:27

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The Institute for European History at the University of Mainz (IEG) invites applications for 10 research fellowships for international PhD-students for a research stay in Mainz from June 2011 or later. The proposed projects should require a research stay in Mainz for at least 6 months. Application deadline: February 18, 2011.

Funding is € 1.000/month. A health insurance subsidy is granted as well.

At the IEG fellows can pursue their individual research projects. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG (

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

Research fellows live and work at the Institute in Mainz. The Institute’s library and the academic infrastructure of a university town are available to them for their research. They may occasionally consult archives, libraries, and specialists or attend conferences outside Mainz as well. 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. The IEG promotes comparative or transnational resp. transcultural research on the historical foundations of Europe in the period since c. 1450, particularly its cultural, intellectual, religious, and philosophical dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes, as well as projects on concepts and perceptions of "Europe" and "Europeaness" are par-ticularly welcome.

Applications must be posted by February 18th, 2011. Please send your application via e-mail ( to: Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Die Direktoren, Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel und Prof. Dr. Heinz Duchhardt, subject: Stipendienbewerbung. Please attach (as one file) the application form (download: including

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailed 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 prior to the application deadline via air mail:

  • copies of university transcripts
  • two expertise 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.
Contact: Institut für Europaeische Geschichte, Referat Stipendien | Frau Ulrike Moritz.
Alte Universitätsstrasse 19, 55116 Mainz, Germany, Tel: 0049 (0)6131-39 39 365.