Digital Humanities Fellowship Program 2018, Germany

Publish Date: Dec 13, 2017

Deadline: Jan 15, 2018


The German Literature Archive Marbach, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel collect, preserve, and provide access to more than 500 years of German and European cultural history. With the aim of intensifying their partnership, these three institutions have joined together to form a research association, supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. This cooperation provides the framework for research work on three projects entitled Writers’ Libraries, Authors’ Portraits and Text and Frame. Another objective of the research association is to develop a digital research infrastructure.

The three institutions are calling for applications for several fellowships in the field of Digital Humanities, ideally lasting six months (at least three, a maximum of twelve). The programme is open to all disciplines and is directed towards young scholars (graduates at Master level) from Germany and abroad. Applicants must be working on a project linked to the interests and collections of at least one of the three institutions and make use of methods and techniques from the Digital Humanities (e.g. Markup Methods for Electronic Editions, Stylometry, Topic Modelling, Visualisation).

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend (€ 1,200 for graduates, € 1,800 for postgraduates); an additional travel allowance will be granted. The particular institution will support the fellow’s project with its own expertise and in finding suitable accommodation (guest houses may be available). Fellows are expected to contribute to the academic life of the particular institution and to participate in scholarly exchanges. The fellows are required to reside in Marbach, Wolfenbüttel or Weimar respectively. Unless otherwise stated, the general terms and conditions of the individual institutions apply.

Application deadline: January 15 or July 15

(for a fellowship beginning at the earliest on April 15 or October 15)

Application documents:

  • Application form
  • résumé/curriculum vitae and certificates
  • brief description of the research project (2 to 5 pages)
  • a letter of recommendation concerning the research project
    (Please request that the letter of recommendation be sent directly to the institution.)

Please send your application documents and enquiries to the institution from which you are requesting the scholarship:

Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach | Postfach 1162 | D-71666 Marbach am Neckar
Tel. 07144/848-103 | E-Mail:

Klassik Stiftung Weimar | Postfach 2012 | D-99401 Weimar
Tel. 03643/545-579 | E-Mail:

Herzog August Bibliothek | Postfach 1364 | D-38299 Wolfenbüttel
Tel. 05331/808-237 | E-Mail:

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