These are open to doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad who have at least a Masters level degree in history, theology or another discipline which works historically. They must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances. As a research institution that is not part of a university, the Institute does not hold any examinations and does not award any academic qualifications. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/his home university.
The IEG has two deadlines each year for fellowships for doctoral students: February 15 and August 15.
attachments in the following order:
- Completed application form
- Curriculum vitae and List of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photos)
- outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
- structure of the Ph.D.-thesis
- detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
- copies of university transcripts andproofs of language competence
Please use the IEG application form which can be found under Downloads on the right.
Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leibniz Institute of European History
Prof. Irene Dingel and Prof. Johannes Paulmann
Re: Fellowship Application
Please combine all of your application documents into a single PDF except for the application form and include a word count at the end of your project description. Please send your application to email@example.com. You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient.
The primary academic advisor emails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the application deadline to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The reference should discuss (please avoid a general letter of recommendation):
- The applicant’s academic qualifications
- Topic matter, goal and current state of the PhD project
- A synopsis of work to be done in Mainz along with possible time and work schedules
Additionally you need a potential second referee, who will be contacted directly by the IEG (see application form under 13b). We recommend that you inform the potnetial second referee about your application and a potential letter of reference in advance.
Specialist evaluations should contain information on the question, method, results and representation of your research project, and they should also give an evaluation with regard to the current state of research on the topic.