Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the U.S.

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: September 5, 2017

The Volkswagen Foundation offers postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities to enable postdoctoral fellows based in Germany to conduct studies at institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants can either select an institution of their own choice for their fellowship or, alternatively, apply to one of the cooperating institutions in the U.S. and Canada (listed below). The fellowships are usually granted for a period of 9 to up to 12 months, although in exceptional cases a funding period of 18 months is also possible.

Through these fellowships, junior scholars are offered a chance to:

  • Pursue research in the humanities in an attractive international environment
  • Take advantage of interdisciplinary scholarly discussions and research networks
  • Use the local libraries, archives, and other facilities, and attend international conferences, symposia, etc.
  • Gin experience in a non-German university system by teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the needs of the relevant academic departments.

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Posted: July 16, 2017