IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students
for fellowships beginning in September 2024 or later.
The next CfA will be published in December 2023.
These 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 the application deadline, substantiated exceptions to this rule are possible. 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 their home university.
The IEG has two deadlines each year for IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students: February 15 and August 15.
- 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 use the IEG application form which can be found under Downloads on the right.
Applications should be submitted by email to:
Leibniz Institute of European History
Prof. Dr. Nicole Reinhardt | Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann
Re: Fellowship Application
You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient. Proficiency in English is required.
The letter of reference should discuss (please avoid a general letter of recommendation):
- The applicant’s academic qualifications
- Topic matter, goal and current state of the PhD project
- A synopsis of work to be done in Mainz along with possible time and work schedules
Additionally, you will need a potential second referee, who will be contacted directly by the IEG (see application form under 14b). We recommend that you inform the potential second referee about your application and a potential letter of reference in advance.
Letters of reference should contain information on the question, method, results, and representation of your research project. Additionally, they should also give an evaluation regarding the recent state of research on the topic.
1. Fellowship rates (from 01/01/2019)
The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state government. 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.
IEG Fellowship for doctoral students have a monthly value of € 1,350.
2. Family allowance
Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have an 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.
Please direct your questions to the following address: email@example.com
In case of doubt the German version is valid.