The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for international PhD students

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards research fellowships for international PhD students for a research stay in Mainz beginning in January 2017 or later.

The IEG awards fellowships for international junior researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

What we offer
Funding is currently € 1200/month. Research fellows live and work for between 6 and 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD project. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields of interest ( Fellows live and work at the Institute and are advised by a mentor from among the IEG’s academic staff. The IEG’s specialised library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available for their research.

Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any nationality. Applicants must already have a degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD project for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. PhD theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. Fellows are required to register officially as residents in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They should have a sufficient command of German in order to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG scholarship.

Please send your application via e-mail to:
Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte
Directors | Professor Irene Dingel and Professor Johannes Paulmann
Subject: Stipendienbewerbung

Please attach (as two files) the application form (download: ) including:

Curriculum vitae and (if applicable) a list of publications
brief description of the PhD thesis (5 pages, up to 1500 words)
structure of the PhD thesis, detailed working plan and schedule for
the intended stay at the Institute
Copies of university transcripts

The primary academic advisor emails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the
application deadline (

The 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

Please ensure that your attachment is no larger than 4 MB.

Please note that applications submitted late or incomplete cannot be taken into consideration.

For further information on the fellowship program and application see:

Contact Info:
Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Barbara Müller
Fellowship Programme
Alte Universitaetsstraße 19
55116 Mainz – Germany
Tel. +49 (0)6131 – 39 393 75

Two Postdoc fellowships for “Global History”

Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen
Start date: 1 January 2017

The transnational research group “A Global Network for Global History” directed by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen in cooperation with the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, advertises two Postdoc fellowships for the funding period from 16 January – 30 September 2017.

The “Global Network for Global History” is funded by the VW foundation and seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections – cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic – among world societies.

Fellows at CeMIS are appointed for 8.5 months and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to the facilities of Göttingen University. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars at CeMIS and the newly founded Forum for Global and Transregional Studies at the University of Göttingen.

The scholarship is granted for 8.5 months and amounts to EUR 2.650 per month (incl. compulsory health insurance and travel allowances). The work location is Göttingen.

Requirements for candidates are:
+ a PhD in History or Social Sciences;
+ independence, individual initiative and commitment;
+ excellent knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research location;
+ sound knowledge of the relevant scholarly debates

Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be sent electronically by 31 July 2016 to Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja.

Contact Info:
Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja
University of Göttingen, Waldweg 26, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

Contact Email:

Doctoral fellowships

PSL Research University Paris and the Program Global Studies offer two doctoral fellowships, to start in 2016-7. Candidates can be from every field in the humanities and social sciences. Their projects must express a clear global topic and analysis related to the main axes of the program (hereafter).

Global studies is an international program lead at PSL Research University Paris a community of 25 Parisian Universities, Research Centers and Institutes among which the Collège de France, ENS, EPHE, EHESS, EFEO, Paris Dauphine, Mines ParisTech, CNRS. Complete list here:

Global studies stimulates ways of thinking about humanities and social sciences and their methodologies in new ways, across conventional boundaries. It acknowledges a broad variety of different perspectives and aims to explore non-Eurocentric or multi-centric views of the global past and present.

Global studies includes both research and teaching in all fields in the humanities and social sciences; it recasts global studies as a global enterprise, creating a space for graduate students to formulate ideas and refine research strategies collaboratively across institutional boundaries and national traditions.

Global studies associates an international board made of scholars from Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, Oxford, SOAS, London, Humboldt, the University of Tokyo (Todai), the German Historical Institute in Paris, Delhi University, Dakar University, the Graduate Institute, Geneva, the Institute of Human Science, Wien, the City University of New York, the University of Michigan.

Selected students will formally prepare their PhD at PSL in one of the members Universities and Institutes and will receive a PhD entitled ‘Doctorat PSL (PSL PhD) prepared at xxxx University (the name of the institution belonging to PSL) at which they prepared their PhD’.

All PSL PhD candidates, regardless of their home institution, have access to the full scope of PSL services (student and campus services, events, sports, culture, etc).

To this aim, candidates must identify a potential supervisor in one of the institutions members of PSL, contact her/him for potential agreement to accept to supervise in case of successful candidature.

List of the Institutions:
(then click on the web site of the selected one to identify professors and scholars).

Priority will be given to students with a master degree from outside France and from the “Global South” in particular.
Students are required to have a good level in both English and French (written, spoken).

Applications include:
Master degree certificate
Summary of the master dissertation
Research project, about 10-15 pages max
Time schedule
Letter from a PSL supervisor.

Applications must be sent to:
By June the 15th.
Results: by July the 10th.

The Rt. Hon. Vere Sidney Tudor Harmsworth Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on the History of the United States and World War One

The Rothermere American Institute (RAI) and Corpus Christi College seek to appoint a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow on the United States and World War One, tenable for three years with effect from 1 October 2016.

The Fellowship forms part of the Institute’s programme of scholarship and events to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War One. The RAI has been endorsed by the US WWI Centennial Commission as a partner organisation.

The appointee will be expected to engage in research at postdoctoral level and also to teach for up to 4 hours per week each term. The Fellow will also be required to conduct special research on Lord Northcliffe’s involvement with the United States during the war years and especially as leader of the War Mission in 1917, which research should lead to an in-depth study suitable for publication. In making this appointment, the College’s decision will be based primarily on the quality of each candidate’s research and on his/her potential for an academic career.

The salary will be £28,143 per annum. The Fellow will also be entitled to full lunching and dining rights and will receive a research allowance (£2,024), and hospitality allowance (£415).

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship.

Those interested in applying should download the further particulars. Applications should be submitted, by email, to and should include a completed cover sheet, a letter of application, a c.v., list of publications, and a 1,000-word description of present and future research interests. Applications should be received by noon on 5 July. Referees should be asked to write directly, by email, to:; their references to be received by not later than 5 July.

The College is an equal opportunities employer.

Call for Applications: 2017 Visiting Fellowships, The Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University

The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) was established in 1972 as a national and international centre for excellence in the Humanities and as a catalyst for innovative Humanities scholarship and research within the Australian National University. As a core part of its mission, the HRC welcomes visiting fellows from around the world. The HRC interprets the ‘Humanities’ generously. As well as supporting scholarship in traditional Humanities disciplines, its visiting fellowship programs encourage and support interdisciplinary and comparative research both within and beyond the Humanities. As members of the scholarly community at the HRC, visiting fellows make valuable contributions to its intellectual life, and to the intellectual life of the broader university community.

The theme for 2017 is ‘The question of the stranger’. Full details may be found below. This theme is not intended to constrain, but, interpreted imaginatively, to foster collaboration between scholars from diverse fields and backgrounds.

Visiting fellows are awarded grants to cover travel (up to $AUD3,000) and accommodation in Canberra. While we particularly encourage applicants working on projects connected to the annual theme, some fellowships will be awarded outside of this theme. One non-thematic fellowship will also be offered in partnership with the Australian National University’s Gender Institute.

Fellowships are from 6 to 12 weeks, with preference given to periods of longer duration. (Shorter and longer periods of tenure may be considered in special circumstances.)

All visiting fellows receive an office within the Centre, access to its facilities, and to the resources of the ANU library and the National Library of Australia. Residence in Canberra also offers enviable access to national and indigenous archives and to a variety of the nation’s cultural institutions. Fellows are encouraged to forge connections with other Australian universities and the HRC can assist in their negotiating assisted travel within Australia.

Applicants must have an institutional affiliation with a University or with an equivalent research organisation, and generally have at least a higher research degree or equivalent professional experience, research, and publications. The HRC aims to appoint fellows engaged in innovative research of a high calibre, and to select a mixture of early career scholars as well as more established researchers, and to achieve a gender balance.

Applications for 2017 fellowships are due 30 April, 2016.

For full details of the theme, application process and eligibility requirements, please visit our website:

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Head of the Humanities Research Centre, Prof. Will Christie (

Call open: OxPo 2016-17 Visitor Exchange

The call for applications is now open for the OxPo 2016-17 Visitor Exchange.

The History Faculty is a member of OxPo (Oxford-Sciences Po Programme) and this call provides an opportunity for two historians to spend up to a month in Sciences Po in Paris.

OxPo offers several visiting schemes for academics, young doctors and doctoral students wishing to spend time to conduct individual research in Oxford/Sciences Po. OxPo visitors are encouraged to take an active role in academic and graduate seminars at either institution. There are schemes for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from both institutions, and Visiting Professors (to Sciences Po) and Nuffield Visiting Fellows (to Oxford). All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2016-17 must be submitted by Monday 28 March 2016.

More information can be found here.
And here: Call_OxPo_2016-2017

Research fellowships for PhD students

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for PhD students for a research stay in Mainz beginning in July 2016 or later.

The IEG awards fellowships for international junior researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2016.

Further information here.