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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 1 October 2019. Now in its fourth year, 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. 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 (preferably in English) and the names of two referees in one PDF-file to bewerbungen(ghi)ghil.ac.uk, by 29 April 2019.

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 two representatives 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 the Deputy Director of the GHIL, Dr Michael Schaich (schaich(ghi)ghil.ac.uk).

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Terms and Conditions (PDF file)
 

Past incumbents
2016/17 Andreas Weiß (Georg Eckert Institut Braunschweig)
2017/18 Christina Brauner (Bielefeld)
2018/19 Nicole Wiederroth (Hamburg)

For the year 2019 the following scholarships have been awarded for research on British history, German history, and Anglo-German relations:

Habilitation and Research Scholarships

  • Baumbach, Hendrik: Legitimation und politische Sprache in der ersten Hälfte des 12. Jahrhunderts. Bischöfliche Herrschaft im römisch-deutschen und englischen Königreich im Vergleich
  • Dorfner, Thomas: Kommerz für den Heiland. Der Handel der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in der Atlantischen Welt (1758–1818)
  • Freyer, Stefanie: Deutsch-englische Beziehungen um 1600. England auf den deutschen Reichstagen
  • Kerl, Kristoff: Politiken des Rausches. Psychedelische Drogen, Sexualität und Musik in westlichen Alternativkulturen in den USA, Großbritannien und der BRD, 1960er bis 1980er Jahre
  • Regazzoni, Lisa: Das Denkmal als epistemisches Objekt. Die Erforschung schriftloser Vergangenheit im Europa des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts
  • Schlund, Sebastian: Staatsbürgerschaft als intersektionales Konstrukt in Siedlungskolonien des langen 19. Jahrhunderts
  • Wells, Andrew: Localising Liberty: Freedom in the Urban British Atlantic, 1660-1760

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

  • Franziska Neumann: Matter out of Place? Metropolitan ‚Waste Regimes‘ (17th-19th centuries)

Ph.D. Scholarships

  • Berger, Claudia: Die ‚Zwischenzeit‘ der Kapkolonie 1902-1910: Politische Imaginationen, Taktiken und Strategien im Transformationszeitraum
  • Buat, Camille: Of Desh and Videsh: sketching a history of the “Hindustani” labouring classes between Northern and Eastern India (20th century)
  • Clegg, Juliane: Großbritannien und die europäische Währungspolitik in den 1980er Jahren
  • Egger, Daniela: Long-Distance Ship Passages, Emotions, and Mental Health
  • Elsäßer, Luise: Disappearing Markets: Britain’s Transition from Equine to Motorised Power, c. 1870-1950s
  • Foose, Stephen Eugene: Travelling Passports: The Imperial and National in movement between England and Jamaica, 1948-1975
  • Jaeschke, Victor: Europapolitische Zukunftsvorstellungen in Großbritannien, Frankreich und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in den 1980er Jahren
  • Künzel, Karolin: Sinn- und Bewältigungskonzepte im Umgang mit Vergänglichkeit in lateinischen Jenseitsreisen des 12. Jahrhunderts
  • Linebaugh, Riley: Stolen Archives: The Struggle Between Kenya and Great Britain over the Records of Empire
  • Linneweh, Bastian: Die Anatomie eines globalen Marktes im Wandel. Kautschuk 1900-1960
  • Marty, Simeon: Crossroads of Empires. Colonial Powers, and Anticolonial Movements during the London Moment 1940-1945
  • Niazi, Soheb Ur Rahman: Social Stratification At a Muslim Qasbah : Genealogy and Narrating the Past the Qasbah Amroha (1878-1940)
  • Pfister, Friederike: Die christlich-lateinische Wahrnehmung der Astrologie als ‚fremder‘ Wissenschaft (zwölftes bis fünfzehntes Jahrhundert)
  • Schütz, Marina: Kooperative Konkurrenz in Big Biology: Die Anfänge des Human Genome Project im Labor
  • Szidat, Nina: Doing Europe – ost- und westdeutsche Städtepartnerschaften mit Großbritannien als Beitrag zivilgesellschaftlicher Europäisierung?
  • Thakur, Debojit Kumar: A History of Economic Thought of Hindu Nationalism: 1923-1993
  • Trabalski, Daniel: Partizipative Risikopolitik? Die Regulierung der Silikose im westdeutschen und britischen Steinkohlenbergbau
  • Weber, Liza: Documenta and its Double: Germany's Myth of Modernism in Memory and Provenance, From "Degenerate" to documenta (1937-1955)

Max Weber Foundation Travel Grants

  • Albrecht, Mara: Umkämpfte Räume, umstrittene Zeiten – Raumzeitliche Praktiken der Gewalt bei den Unruhen in Belfast und Jerusalem und ihre Kontrolle durch das Britische Imperium
  • Davies, Franziska: Die letzten Aufstände der Arbeiterklasse? Streiks und Arbeitskämpfe in Polen, Großbritannien und der Sowjetunion der 1980er und 1990er Jahre
  • Florin, Moritz: Spektakuläre Gewaltakte. Europäische Öffentlichkeiten und Terrorismus, 1890-1914
  • Hasenöhrl, Ute: Empires of Light, Empires of Darkness: Technology, Politics and Culture in Colonial History
  • Heine, Eike-Christian: Praktiken kolonialer Archäologie. Deutsche, Franzosen und Briten im Osmanischen Reich
  • Homberg, Michael: Mensch | Mikrochip. Globale Arbeitsmigration in der IT-Industrie zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, den USA und Indien, 1960-2000
  • Reiher, Cornelia: Food Safety in Japan: Knowledge, Governance and Advocacy
  • Shohat, Gil: Antikoloniale Begegnungen. London, die Linke und Dekolonisierung in Großbritannien, 1930er-1960er Jahre
  • Wille, Jan Horst: Das Reichskonkordat 1933-1957. Gradmesser deutsch-vatikanischer Beziehungsgeschichte? Ein transnationaler Vertrag im Spannungsgefüge zwischen Staat und Kirche

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

Former Scholarships 1997-2017