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Fellowship in the History of Religion and Religiosity 2017, Washington DC, USA

Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016

Deadline: Dec 01, 2016

About fellowship

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6- to 12-month Fellowship in The History of Religion and Religiosity. Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: The history of any specific religious group or groups in Germany or North America, transnational religious networks and/or the transfer of certain religious belief systems across the Atlantic, and the history of German or American religious leaders. The focus of the proposed research projects should be historical rather than theological in nature and it is essential that they make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. The fellowship term begins September 1, 2017.

The Fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, DC, and participate in GHI activities and events. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.


The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students and € 3,000 for postdoctoral scholars from European institutions; students and scholars based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900 or $3,200 respectively. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

How to apply

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts, at least one letter of reference (sent separately), a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max), and a research schedule for the fellowship period, no later than December 1, 2016. Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Please also clearly state in the application why your project is a good fit for this specific fellowship. Applications should be sent electronically as single PDF via e-mail to Bryan Hart at

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