Friday, 25 February 2011

Institute of European History, Mainz - Funding

The Institute of European History awards doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for research stays in Mainz. For full details, click here.

Details pulled from the IEH's website:

Funding ranges from 6 months up to two years. Researchers live and work in the Institute’s building in Mainz, but may carry out shorter trips to archives, libraries, and conferences. The IEG has a library with rich holdings in European social, political, religious, theological and church history. The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.

Applications for doctoral fellowships (€ 1.000/month) are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history or theology. They should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship, but well-founded exceptions are possible.
As an independant research institute the IEG does not confer academic degrees. As a general rule, PhD-theses are being supervised and completed at the fellows' home universities.

The IEG also awards postdoctoral fellowships (€ 1.600/month) for young researchers who want to embark upon a new research project after the completion of their PhD. At the IEG they can prepare the ground for their future academic career as independant senior researchers. The close and constant dialogue with historians and theologians of the IEG's research units may yield new insights and perspectives on individual projects.

Candidates take up their postdoctorial fellowship within the three years following the completion of their PhD (work experience outside academia NOT included). The PhD-thesis must have been accepted and defended when applying. A joint application for the completion of the PhD and a subsequent postdoctorial fellowship is not possible.

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