Research Fellowships for German and International Students in Germany

Deadline: 01 December 2017
Open to: applicants from both Germany, European and non-European countries
Fellowship: junior fellowships – 2500 euro per month; Post-doc fellowships – 3500 euro per month; Distinguished fellowships – 5000 euro per month;


Applications are invited for Fellowships at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich for research stays in Munich in 2018. Applicants from both Germany, European and non-European countries are welcome.

The Institute for Contemporary History includes the research departments in Munich and Berlin, the Federal Office of Foreign Affairs and the Documentation Obersalzberg. In the capital city of Munich, our scientists are investigating Nazi rule and its prehistory as well as fascism in Italy.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The Fellowships are intended to support and stimulate international Holocaust research;
  • The program is aimed at both established researchers and young scientists;
  • Applications from both Germany, European and non-European countries are welcome;
  • A prerequisite is a topic from the field of Holocaust research.


The scholarship rate depends on the academic degree of the applicants. Fellowships are divided into three categories:

  • Junior Fellowships (2500 Euro per month): for Ph.D. students, in exceptional cases Master Candidates. These fellowships have the duration of up to four months.
  • Post-doc Fellowships (3500 Euros per month): For post-docs and habili- tists. These fellowships have a duration of up to four months.
  • Distinguished Fellowships (5000 Euro per month): for established researchers with Second Book, Habilitierte, and professors. These fellowships have a duration of six to twelve months.

In addition, further fellowships are awarded in partnership with cooperation partners:

  • The Joseph Wulf Fellowship together with the Memorial and Education Center House of the Wannsee Conference for Doctoral Candidates, in exceptional cases Master Candidates. This fellowship has the duration of two months in Munich with a 2500 Euro scholarship and a month (preferably in summer) in Berlin with free accommodation in the guest apartment of the memorial. A simultaneous application to the Junior Fellowships of the Center is possible.
  • The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Center for Advanced Holocaust Memorial Museum: Details in the English Call for Proposals.

How to Apply?

Applications must be received by 1 December 2017 and include the following documents: – in German or English –

  • A motivation letter;
  • An up to 5-page project sketch;
  • A CV including publication list;
  • Two letters of recommendation (not applicable for Distinguished Fellowship).

In order to apply fill the application form.

For more information please visit the official website.

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