Funding Opportunities

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DAAD Research Grant €1,000-10,000; 1-10 months Deadline: November and May *available for research year or summer/short term IIS Bendix / Sharlin / Simpson Grants up to $12,000 Deadline: March Candidacy Funds students who show promise of advancing scholarship in the field of historical sociology, historical demography, or social history, political and social theory as well as historic studies of society and politics, studies that analyze similarities and differences among societies and states, with respect to social, cultural, political, and economic structures and policies, including patterns of these relationships in global and transnational systems. *available for research year or summer/short term IIS International Dissertation Fieldwork Grant up to $10,000 Deadline: March Candidacy Preference will be given to international students who cannot apply for other sources of funding within the United States; projects should be international and/or comparative in nature, and/or involve substantial research outside of the United States; themes: Transnational and global economic processes, International peace and security issues, International environmental issues, International demographic trends, and Comparative development. *available for research year or summer/short term IES Daimler Grant $10,000 Deadline: February Candidacy, finished bulk of fieldwork Funds research on topics related to sustainable transportation, the European debt crisis, Western Europe and the EU. Topics should focus on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual issues or public policy surrounding these themes. *available for research year, summer/short term, or write-up Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies (FU-Berlin) Amount: €11,000-13,200 Deadline: December Supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. An integral part of the program is a biweekly interdisciplinary colloquium where fellows present their work. *available for research year or write-up Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Amount: $21,000 Deadline: November Provides one year of support toward the completion of a dissertation for individuals who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in American academia. Awards will be made to individuals demonstrating superior academic achievement, who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Recipients will show sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy. *available for research year or write-up Carter Manny Award Amount: up to $15,000 for research; up to $20,000 for writing Deadline: March Provides funding in support of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Supported fields include architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and other related fields. *available for research year or write-up


German Chancellor's Fellowship for Prospective Leaders (Humboldt Foundation) Amount: €25,800-33,000 Deadline: September Fellowships allow prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct research projects as guests at a German host institution. Fellowships are available to support a wide variety of fields such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture. Fulbright Research Grant Amount: €7,500-10,000 Deadline: September Provides funding for recipients to carry out research abroad, working with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources Amount: $25,000 Deadline: November Funds help scholars in the humanities and social sciences conduct creative research in original sources. The fellowship encourages extensive and innovative use of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad. SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Amount: variable; average of $20,000 Deadline: November Supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. Gerda Henkel Ph.D. Scholarship Amount: €16,800 per year; two-year duration Deadline: ongoing; receipients are selected four times per year Two-year scholarship program to support highly qualified young scholars as the conduct research in fields of archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory, and early history. Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin Amount: €9,240 Deadline: December Provides funding for young scholars either researching issues that deal with Germany or or German-international relations or who wish to use research facilities in Berlin. The Foundation aims to stregnthen long-term interest in and understanding of Germany. IEG-Mainz Research Fellowship Amount: €7,200-14,400 Deadline: August (for stays beginning in January) or February (for stays beginning in June) Provides funding to promote historical and theological research on comparative, transnational, or transcultural subjects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects on concepts and perceptions of "Europe" and "Europeaness" from the early modern period to contemporary history. Funding ranges from 6 up to 12 months. Researchers live and work in the Institute’s building in Mainz, but may carry out shorter trips to archives, libraries, and conferences. Fellows must have good command of German in order to participate in discussions held at the Institute. Center for Jewish History Graduate Research Fellowship Amount: $18,000; an additional $5,000 is availalbe for living expenses Deadline: Supports original research using the collections at the Center for Jewish History in New York. Preference is given to candidates whose research draws on the library and archival resources of more than one of the Center's partner institutions (American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research).


Graduate Division Summer Grant Amount: $3,500 Deadline: March Provides funds for doctoral students in all fields of study to conduct field research or language study. Max Kade Summer Fellowship Amount: $1,000 Deadline: March Provides funds for summer travel to Germany to attend an intermediate or advanced German language course or conduct dissertation research that involves German. Leo Baeck Institute DAAD Fellowship Amount: €1,000-6,000 Deadline: November Awarded for short-term research (1-6 months) in New York or Germany on the social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. Conference Group for Central European History Fellowship Amount: up to $6,000 Deadline: January Funds are intended to support dissertation research and follow-up research, and may be used for travel between April and December. IES Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Fellowship Amount: $3,500 Deadline: February Supports dissertations on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and public policy issues in contemporary Europe. Recipients must be advanced to candicacy. The fellowship may be used to supplement external grants. IES Center for German and European Studies Fellowship Amount: $3,000-5,000 Deadline: February Supports two- to three-month research in Europe for graduate students working on modern European topics. Projects that are purely literary, philosophical, or theoretical, projects in early modern history outside Central Europe, and projects that deal exclusively with Russian history are ineligible. IES Viadrina Fellowship Amount: $3,000, plus a monthly stipend of €360 for up to 5 months; possible housing Deadline: February Supports dissertation research in eastern Germany and western Poland. Successful candidates will be based at Viadrina University, located on the German-Polish border IES Berkeley-Austria Fellowship Amount: $3,000-5,000 Deadline: February Provides financial support graduate students from California seeking to visit Austria to conduct short-term research. Although all applications will be considered, projects with practical importance for economic, political and social issues relevant to Austria and California and more broadly to Europe and the United States are particularly encouraged. IICAS Thyssen Foundation Predissertation Fellowship Amount: $4,000 Deadline: February Designed for Ph.D. students in the early stages of their graduate career (i.e., before or within one year of their advancement to candidacy). Grants should fund summer research trips to Germany to explore materials in German archives and libraries pertinent to the student’s planned dissertation project. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture Amount: up to $5,600 (a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days) Deadline: June Provides support for American academics in the relatively early stages of their careers. Fellowships cover the cost of roundtrip transatlantic travel and pre-approved intercity travel within Germany and the larger European Union. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs, no prior experience in Germany is required. Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Economic & International Affairs Amount: up to $5,600 (a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days) Deadline: June Provides support for American academics in the relatively early stages of their careers. Fellowships cover the cost of roundtrip transatlantic travel and pre-approved intercity travel within Germany and the larger European Union. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German and European affairs, no prior experience in Germany is required.


Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship in European Studies Amount: $25,000 Deadline: January Intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focused on topics in European Studies. The applicant must also have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by his or her academic department or university. Townsend Dissertation Fellowship Amount: $18,000-20,500 Deadline: November Awarded to graduate students writing dissertations whose research projects significantly involve humanistic material or problems that have a significant bearing on the humanities. Projects must be interdisciplinary and contribute to interdisciplinary discussions. Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship Amount: $20,000 Deadline: February Awarded to aid in the completion of the dissertation within the award year. Dissertations must concern themes of violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, or family relationships. Projects with no relevance to these themes will not be supported. Getty Predoctoral Fellowship Amount: $25,000 Deadline: November Intended for emerging scholars to complete dissertation projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute and receive a workspace, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. Fellows join in weekly meetings and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Amount: $25,000, plus funds for research up to $3,000 Deadline: October Supports a year of research and writing for advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the final year of dissertation writing. Charlotte W. Necomb Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (Woodrow Wilson Foundation) Amount: $25,000 Deadline: November Supports the completion of a dissertation that involves original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. AAUW Dissertation Fellowship Amount: $20,000 Deadline: November Provides support to women who will complete their dissertations during the funding year. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of the project; and commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Mabelle McLeod Lewis Fellowship Amount: 12-month stipend Deadline: January Provides grants for completion of a dissertation project in the humanities on which significant progress has already been made. For more information, contact the Executive Secretary at 408.293.9952.


Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize Amount: $2,000 and travel Deadline: May Awarded annually to the two best doctoral dissertations on German history written at North American universities. Winners are invited to present their research at the symposium of the Friends of the GHI. GHI Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar Amount: Travel and lodging Deadline: January The seminar brings together doctoral students from Europe and North America to discuss their research projects. Papers in German or English are submitted in advance. Discussion is conducted bilingually. GHI Archival Summer Seminar in Germany Amount: Roundtrip transportation to Germany and lodging Deadline: January Two-week program for advanced graduate students in German historical studies trains participants to read old German script, familiarizes them with German research facilities, provides a forum for discussing research methods, and helps prepare for prospective dissertation research trips to Germany. GSA Prize for Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student Deadline: March Awarded to the best unpublished, article-length manuscript written during the previous year. The winner is recognized at the annual GSA banquet, and the essay will be published in German Studies Review.

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