Research Fellowships for International PhD Students, Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 07, 2015

Deadline: Aug 01, 2015

About the Program

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Awards Research fellowships for international  PhD students for a research stay in Mainz from January 2016 or later.


The IEG awards fellowships for international junior researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

What we offer

Funding is currently € 1200/month. Research fellows live and work for at least 6 months and up to 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD project. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields of interest ( The IEG special library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available for their research.


Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD project for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. PhD theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows\' home universities. Fellows are obliged to register officially in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They need to have a sufficient command of German in order to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG scholarship.

The deadline for applications ist August 1st 2015.

Please send your application via e-mail (fellowship(at) to:  
Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte
Directors | Professor Irene Dingel and Professor Johannes Paulmann
Subject: Stipendienbewerbung

Please attach (as one file) the application form (download: including

  • Curriculum vitae (up to 3 pages) and (if applicable) a list of publications (PDF)
  • brief description of the PhD thesis (5 pages, up to 1500 words); structure of the PhD thesis
    detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (PDF)
  • Copies of university transcripts (PDF)

Please ensure that your attachment is not larger than 4 MB and that it is summarized in one PDF file.


The primary academic advisor emails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the  application deadline (fellowship(at)

The reference should discuss (please avoid a general letter of recommendation):

  • the applicant’s academic qualifications
  • subject 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


Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) | Fellowship Programme
Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19 | 55116 Mainz – Germany
E-Mail: ieg3(at) | Tel. 0049 (0)6131 – 39 39365

For further information on the fellowship program and application see:

Please note that applications submitted late or incomplete will not be considered.

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