Every year, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in recognition of exceptional work in one of the Institute’s three major areas of research: Foreign & Domestic Policy Studies; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture & Politics. The central aim of this prize is to foster a new generation of American scholarship on Germany and encourage innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies. This year’s prize will be awarded in the field of Humanities.
A jury composed of several highly respected scholars in the field is charged with selecting the winner. This year’s prize carries a stipend of $5,000 and will be awarded during the Institute’s Global Leadership Award events in New York City on November 17, 2016. Previous recipients of the prize in the field of Humanities include Andrew Port, Wayne State University; Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa; Stephen Brockmann, Carnegie Mellon University; and Nora Alter, University of Florida.
As a rule, awardees must be mid-career members of a university faculty or research institute staff in the United States. They must also be American citizens or residents. The chief selection criterion is an outstanding publication record focused on contemporary Germany in fields such as immigration, history, and religion as well as German literature, culture, arts, and music in the post-World War II period. AICGS welcomes nominations for candidates who have made innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies.
How to apply
- A cover letter of no more than three pages;
- A current C.V. of the applicant with a publication list;
- The names of three other leading scholars familiar with the applicant’s work.
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