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IEG Fellowships in Digital Humanities

Application   Value of Fellowship 

The next Call for Applications will be published in February 2025.
The next application deadline is April 15, 2025

for fellowships beginning in September 2025 or later.

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz awards one fellowship for a period of eight months for doctoral students or one fellowship of six months for postdocs in the field of Digital Humanities.

The fellowship supports international doctoral students or postdocs who wish to carry out their own research project using Digital Humanities methods. There is particular interest in projects that are linked with ongoing research at the IEG as well as current research projects of the Digitality Historical Research | DH Lab. At the IEG, you will have the chance to closely collaborate with the researchers in this Lab.

Scholars from the humanities with a historical focus who use digital methods for their projects are also invited to apply for the fellowship. 

As a member of the IEG’s research community you will be able to discuss your project in the inspiring working environment of the IEG. As a Fellowship holder you are required to reside in Mainz. You will participate in the IEG's research community and the weekly colloquia, where we expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. Fellows must submit a final report of their project at the end of the funding period

Proficiency in English is required.



Please send specific questions regarding the IEG Fellowship in Digital Humanities to the Head of the Digital Historical Research Unit, Thorsten Wübbena: wuebbena@ieg-mainz.de
Questions regarding the IEG’s Fellowship Programme in general are to be directed to Joke Kabbert: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de

Please send all your documents to: application@ieg-mainz.de

  1. letter of motivation including desired begin of the fellowship (PDF)
  2. curriculum vitae; a list of publications, if available (PDF)
  3. a brief description of your proposed research project including the digital methods (max. 5 pages, PDF)
  4. copies of university certificates and proof of language competence (PDF)
  5. applications for a postdoc fellowship should also include a copy of their dissertation (PDF)
  6. academic letter of reference (PDF)
The academic advisor should send an up-to-date expertise (PDF) directly to the IEG by the application deadline: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de

The letter of reference should discuss (please avoid a general letter of recommendation):
- the applicant’s academic qualifications
- topic, goal, and recent state of the proposed research project
- a synopsis of the work to be done in Mainz along with possible time and work schedules
Please ensure that any attachments are PDF files. 

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

Leibniz Institute of European History
The Directors
Prof. Dr. Nicole Reinhardt | Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann
Re: Fellowship Application - Digital Humanities

Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees. You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient. 

Please note that applications that arrive late or incomplete will not be considered.


Value of IEG Fellowship in Digital Humanities

1. Fellowship rates (from 01/01/2019)
The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state government. The fellowships are exclusively used for the purpose of pursuing the research project detailed in the application at the IEG. Fellows are therefore not permitted to pursue or avail of any other form of employment or funding for the duration of the fellowship.

IEG Fellowships for doctoral students have a monthly value of € 1,350. IEG Fellowships for postdocs have a monthly value of € 1,800.

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: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de

In case of doubt the German version is valid.