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Scholarships


Scholarships awarded by the GHIL

Each year the GHIL awards a number of research scholarships to post-graduate students, Habilitanden and post-Docs at German universities to enable them to carry out research in Britain, and in some cases to post-graduates at British universities for research visits to Germany. The scholarships are generally awarded for a period of up to six months (only full months), depending on the requirements of the research project. Applicants from British universities will normally be expected to have completed one year's post-graduate research, and be studying German history or Anglo-German relations. Deadlines for applications are 31 March (for the period from July) and 30 September (for the period from January) each year. You find the list with the essential documents for an application in the link below:

During their stay in Britain, German scholars present their projects and the first results of their research at the Institute's Colloquium, and English scholars do the same on their return from Germany.

The following information is only available in German:

Ausschreibung Stipendien (PDF file)
Deadlines: 31 March and 30 September

Stipendienregelung des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London (PDF file)

Max Weber Foundation: Gerald D. Feldman - Travel Grants (External link)

Insurance for scholarship students provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

German scholarship students coming to Britain:

International scholarship students going to Germany:


Joint Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow with IAS/UCL

The Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London intend to appoint a joint Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, tenable for a period of six months from 15 September 2017. The purpose of the Junior Research Fellowship is to offer an outstanding early career scholar from a German university the opportunity to pursue independent research in the stimulating intellectual environment of the two host institutions.

Applications are invited from postdoctoral academics with an excellent research record. The fellowship is open to those working in any of the subjects that have a strong research base at the Institute of Advanced Studies and the German Historical Institute London (GHIL) such as history, art history and literary studies. There are no restrictions on nationality. Applicants, however, have to be affiliated to a German university or non-university research institution. They must also have obtained their doctorate and will normally have no more than five years postdoctoral research experience in an academic environment.

Fellows will be expected to take up their residence in London for the duration of the fellowship and give presentations on their research project at both institutions. Fellows have the opportunity, but no obligation to organize a workshop on their chosen topic. To allow the fellow to focus on carrying out research, there are no teaching or administrative duties associated with the fellowship. The non-pensionable and tax-free stipend will be 3,000 € per month. During the fellowship the fellows have to be on unpaid leave from their home institutions.

The successful candidate will be provided with work space at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and will also have full access to the research facilities at both the Institute of Advanced Studies and the German Historical Institute London. Both institutions, however, cannot provide accommodation during the fellowship.

Applicants should send a CV, details of their proposed research project (maximum length 1000 words), a sample of their written work and the names of two referees in one PDF-file to the Deputy Director of the GHIL, Dr Michael Schaich (schaich(ghi)ghil.ac.uk), by 1 May 2017.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of the director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, a representative of the German Department of University College London and a representative of the German Historical Institute London. Unfortunately, the Institute of Advanced Studies and the German Historical Institute London are unable to provide feedback for the applicants who are not selected.

Enquiries about the Junior Research Fellowship should be made to Dr Michael Schaich (schaich(ghi)ghil.ac.uk).

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For the year 2016 the following scholarships have been awarded for research on British history, German history, and Anglo-German relations:

Habilitation and Research Scholarships

  • Bock, Oliver: The Contributions of German Scholars to the Work of the Sixth Record Commission (1831-1837)
  • Galle, Christoph: Predigten des Frühmittelalters
  • Kreienbaum, Jonas: Das Öl und der Kampf um eine neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung
  • Müsegades, Benjamin: Angeeignet, gestiftet, verehrt. Heilige im Reich und England (ca. 1050-1540). Die Städte Speyer und Lincoln im Vergleich
  • Wiede, Wiebke: Das arbeitslose Subjekt. Gouvernementalitäten von Arbeitslosigkeit in Großbritannien und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1964-90
  • Wood, John Carter: Christliche Intellektuelle in Großbritannien und die europäischen Krisen der 1930er und 1940er Jahre
  • Zehnle, Stephanie: Leopardenmänner. Ein translokales Gewaltphänomen in der kolonialen Phase Afrikas (Sierra Leone/Liberia 1880-1950)

Institute of Advanced Studies, University of London – GHIL Junior Research Fellowship

  • Andreas Weiß: Multiple World Order during the Cold War

Ph.D. Scholarships

  • Aselmeyer, Norman: Imperialism, Technology, and Landscape: The Construction of the Uganda Railway in British East Africa, c. 1895-1903
  • Barth, Arno: Bevölkerungspolitik als Risikomanagement der Pariser Friedensordnung
  • Daam, Jasmin: Tourismusräume. Der „Orient“ als Reiseziel europäischer Touristen in der Zwischenkriegszeit
  • Esche, Alexandra: Under a Cloak of Civility: Bourgeois Answers to the ‘Jewish Question’ in London and Berlin (1890-1914)
  • Geist, Manuel: An den Schnittstellen der Macht. Französische und britische Russlandexperten und die Beziehungen zu Russland 1890-1924
  • Gielas, Anna: Editorial Practices and Policies of Early Scientific/Scholarly Journal Editors in Britain and Germany, c. 1770-1830
  • Hornung, Juliane: Margaret and Lawrence Thaw: Vom Honeymoon zur Expedition – ein High Society-Paar auf Reisen
  • Jansen, Johannes: 'Der Große Krieg' – Eine international-vergleichende Untersuchung historischer Narrationen zum Ersten Weltkrieg in Lehrplänen und Schulbüchern
  • Keller, Lukas: Das Kaiserreich im Ausnahmezustand. Deutschland und seine 'inneren Feinde', 1914-1918
  • Lagaude, Jenny: “Natürliche Religion” und Kultus. Die Entwicklung deistischer Gottesdienste im Zeitalter der Aufklärung
  • Lang, Nicholas: "Ein Vierer-Direktorium […] der westlichen Welt“? Die Entwicklung der Vierer-Konsultationen und ihre Bedeutung für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1974-1982
  • Noack, David: Das zweite Turnier der Schatten: Das Agieren der Großmächte Deutschland, Großbritannien und Sowjetunion in Sowjetisch- und Chinesisch-Turkestan 1919-1993
  • Oberhansl, Vernessa: Kapitalismus, Krise und Nation. Wirtschaft und gesellschaftliche Selbstbeschreibung in Deutschland und England im 19. Jaherhundert
  • Raman, Robert: From Girangaon to 'Mini Pakistan': The Precarious Place of Working Muslims in Twentieth Century Bombay
  • Rummel, Patrick: Antike Kolonisation und britisches Empire. Griechische Kolonisierung als Modell imperialer Rekonfiguration, 1850-1900
  • Schmidtke, Alrun: Veröffentlichungspolitik und Entscheidungsbefugnisse: Der Verlagsberater Paul Rosbaud und die wissenschaftlichen Verlage Julius Springer, Pergamon Press und Wiley Interscience, 1927-1963
  • Standke, Jenny: Karrieren zwischen Hof und Wissenschaft. Ärzte und Chirurgen an den Höfen in London und Hannover im Zeitalter der Personalunion
  • Sterkenburgh, Frank: Monarchical Rule and Political Culture in Imperial Germany. The Reign of William I
  • Stier, Martin: Barons, Lords, Peers. Rang in der englischen Baronage im 14. Jahrhundert
  • Vogler, Philipp: Entwicklung und Einsatz militärischer Luftbildphotographie in Deutschland (1918-1945)

Max Weber Foundation Travel Grants

  • Grill, Tobias Tassilo: Isaak Nachmann Steinberg. Im Kampf für Sozialismus und Judentum. Eine globalgeschichtliche Biografie
  • Hauser, Julia: Embracing the World. An Entangled History of Vegetarianism (c. 1800-1957)
  • Hillnhüter, Sara: Perspektive im Licht der Fotografie. Der Fotoapparat als Vermessungsinstrument in der Denkmalpflege von 1850 bis 1920
  • Rost, Henrike: Musikbezogene Stammbücher im 19. Jahrhundert
  • Strotmann, Christine: Brot oder Bomben. Stickstoff für Düngemittel oder Rüstungsindustrie
  • Wiegeshoff, Andrea: Von Menschen und Erregern. Eine globalgeschichtliche Untersuchung seuchenpolitischen Handelns (ca. 1870-1919)

GHS-DAAD Grants for German Language Courses in Germany

The German History Society (GHS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offer new grants for PhD students registered in the UK and Ireland. These grants will enable students to attend summer language courses in Germany and are jointly funded by the GHS and DAAD. More information is available on the German History Society website.

[Former Scholarships 1997-2015]