Berlin Program Dissertation Fellowships: Fellowships for dissertation research are EUR 1400 per month. In addition, the program reimburses costs for transatlantic travel up to a maximum of EUR 1200. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university, must have completed all coursework required for a Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins.
Berlin Program Postdoctoral Fellowships:
Fellowships for postdoctoral research are EUR 1600 per month. In addition, the program reimburses costs for transatlantic travel up to a maximum of EUR 1200. We support recent postdocs, i.e. applicants who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.
Max Kade Berlin Fellowships (Postdoc):
We are pleased to offer two Max Kade Berlin Fellowships for 2019/20. The fellowship offers a stipend of $20,000 for a research stay in Berlin for 10 to 12 months. The support covers living and travel expenses. Eligible are U.S. citizens who have received their doctorates in the last two calendar years. The fellowship commencement date is October 1.
Kerstin Leitner Berlin Fellowships (Dissertation):
The Kerstin Leitner Berlin Fellowship is a year-long fellowship (12 months), has a value of EUR 1400 per month and carries a travel reimbursement of EUR 1200 (maximum). Applicants must be full-time graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. program and have preferably completed all coursework before their fellowship begins. The fellowship commencement date is October 1.
All applicants must submit an application to the Berlin Program and will be considered in the same applicant pool.
Terms & Eligibility
The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment at one of German's leading research universities, Freie Universität Berlin. Fellows are therefore obliged to be in residence in Berlin, are expected to participate in the program's research colloquium and to establish regular contacts with scholars in their field.
Research colloquium: Central to our program is our multidisciplinary research colloquium in which fellows are required to present their work once during their fellowship and which is run in German.
Research travel necessary for the projects is endorsed, but should not conflict with the dates of our colloquium schedule.
Fellowship periods: All fellowships provide ten to twelve months of support and must be held for a single continuous period.
- For the Berlin Program Fellowships we are able offer two commencement dates in accordance with our academic calendar. Fellows must choose either: October 1, 2019 (winter semester) or April 1, 2020 (summer semester).
- Max Kade Berlin Fellowships start on October 1, 2019 (winter semester).
- Kerstin Leitner Berlin Fellowships start on October 1, 2019 (winter semester).
The number of reapplications for each fellowship category is limited to two.
Number of awards: Approximately fourteen fellows will be selected.
As our program offers several fellowships, please read the eligibility criteria for the fellowship you are applying for carefully.
Berlin Program Fellowships (Dissertation & Postdoc)
Eligible are U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent residents (Greencard holders) and long-term residents (applicants whose main residence was North America for several years directly in one consecutive period before this applications and who have who have received previous academic degrees - B.A. or M.A. - or worked in North America). Long-term residents should include material to document their status. U.S. and Canadian nationals will be asked to provide documents of proof if their application is successful.
Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university, must have completed all coursework required for a Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD status (all but dissertation) by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins.
Applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship must be Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates from a North American university within the past two calendar years.
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