German Historical Institute Fellowship, USA

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German Historical Institute Economic & Social History Fellowship

Study Subject :  Economic and Social History

Employer :  German Historical Institute

Level :  Postdoctoral

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a six-month fellowship in American or European Economic and Social History, with the possibility of extending it to one year ( depending on the availability of funding ).

Preference is given to applicants on the postdoctoral level. The monthly stipend is € 3000 for EU citizens and $3200 for US citizens. The Fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events, including planning an economic/social history workshop financed by the GHI.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda.

Candidates doing original research for a second book project will be preferred. The monthly stipend is EUR 3000 for EU citizens and $3200 for US citizens. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your last diploma, the names and contact information of three references, a research project proposal ( 5-pages or 2000 words max ), a one-page proposal for an economic/social history workshop, and two writing samples, such as an article or a book chapter, no later than December.

While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart ( fellowships@ghi-dc.org ).