Fellowship Description:

The German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is now accepting applications for its 2022–2023 visiting fellows program in Washington. Visiting fellowships will be granted by the institute for a period between 6 and 12 months in the following thematic areas: History of Family and Kinship; History of Knowledge; History of Mobilities and Migration; History of Race & Ethnicity; History of Religion and Religiosity; and History of the Americas.

The thematic areas are intended to be broad in scope. Applicants are encouraged to identify up to two areas for which they wish to submit their application. Please be sure to make clear in the application why your research project fits within the identified area(s) as well as why the GHI would be a good place for you to work on your research project. Additionally, the proposed research projects should clearly make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography related to the thematic area(s) specified.

The fellowship will start in the fall of 2022. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Washington, DC (subject to public health conditions) and participate in GHI activities and events. Each Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing her or his own research. Funding for travel within the U.S. to work in archives and libraries is possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.

The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe. The monthly stipend is 2,000 EUR for doctoral students and 3,400 EUR for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants should be based at (or recent graduates of) a North American or European university or research institute. For doctoral students applying, ABD status (or the equivalent) is required prior to commencing the fellowship. For postdoctoral scholars applying, the preference is for projects that are designed for the “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).

Application Requirements:

To apply please submit by December 1, 2021, the following materials using the online application form found here:

https://www.ghi-dc.org/december-2021-long-term-fellowship-form

1. A brief cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts
4. Project description (5 pages or 2,000 words max; please note word count)
5. Research schedule for the fellowship
6. At least one letter of reference (preferably sent separately to fellowships@ghi-dc.org)

Please combine these application materials into a single PDF which will be attached to the online form. Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Applicants will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline.

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Date posted: 11/23/21