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IEG Fellowship in Digital Humanities


The next call for application will be published in February 2022.


Application   Value of Fellowship 

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards one fellowship for a period of six to eight months for international doctoral students in the field of Digital Humanities. The fellowship supports international doctoral students who wish to carry out their own research project using Digital Humanities methods. Your research should be connected to the institute’s research programme, on »Negotiating differences in Europe«. As a member of the institute’s Digital Historical Research Unit you will collaborate closely with researchers of our DH 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 and German is required in order to participate in discussions at the Institute.


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 Barbara Müller: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de

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

  1. letter of motivation (PDF)
  2. curriculum vitae; a list of publications, if available (PDF)
  3. a brief description of your proposed research project (max. 5 pages) (PDF)
  4. copies of university certificates and proof of language competence (PDF)
  5. academic letter of reference (PDF)
The academic advisor should send an up-to-date reference (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. Irene Dingel and Prof. 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 postdocs 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: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de

In case of doubt the German version is valid.