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IEG Historical Fellowships for Doctoral Students in Germany

Last updated: Apr 26, 2024

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Target: Domestic & International Students,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: Leibniz Institute of European History


February 15 and, August 15, yearly

IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students in GermanyThe Leibniz Institute of European History in Germany is inviting applications for the IEG Historical Fellowships from interested students in Germany or abroad wishing to take their Doctoral studies in the Institute. They must have obtained at least a Master’s degree or currently pursuing their PhD in History, Theology, or other areas related to History. The fellowship is fully-funded between the State and Federal Government with Research Project support value up to value of € 1,350 per month.

Scholarship Description

The IEG Historical Fellowships are open to PhD students 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.

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Award Benefits

The IEG Historical Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state governments. The fellowships are used exclusively for the purpose of conducting the research project described in the application at the IEG. Thus, no other form of employment or funding can be pursued or availed of for the duration of the fellowship except the following:

  • IEG Fellowship for doctoral students have a monthly value of € 1,350.
  • Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and not having income of more than 450 euros per month may receive a family allowance. Please indicate in your application whether your partner accompanies you to Mainz.
  • Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for child allowance.

Place of Study

Leibniz Institute of European History.

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Application Procedure

Application for the IEG Historical Fellowships should be sent by email, with the understated Document Attachments in the following order:

  • The completed application form.
  • Curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photographs).
  • An outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces).
  • The structure of the Ph.D.-thesis.
  • A detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute.
  • Copies of university transcripts and proof of language competence

Please ensure that any attachments are PDF files; and use the IEG application form which can be found under Downloads on the right.

Applications should be submitted by email to: application@ieg-mainz.de

Leibniz Institute of European History
The Directors
Prof. Irene Dingel and Prof. Johannes Paulmann
Re: Fellowship Application

You may write in either English or German; but it is recommended that you use the language in which you are most proficient. Proficiency in English and German is required in order to participate in discussions at the Institute.

Reference: The primary academic advisor mails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the application deadline to: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de 

The IEG has two deadlines each year for IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students: February 15 and, August 15, yearly.

N/B: Fellows must submit a final report of their project at the end of the funding period.

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