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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), 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)

Download printable page (PDF file)

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 2018 the following scholarships have been awarded for research on British history, German history, and Anglo-German relations:

Habilitation and Research Scholarships

  • Klammer, Kristoffer: Regelhüter für die Welt? Eine Kulturgeschichte des Schiedsrichters, ca. 1860-1980
  • Mauch, Felix: Die stille Revolution. Singapur als logistische Stadt. 1848-1914
  • Nipperdey, Justus: Early Modernity – Periodization and the Emergence of the Modern World in British Historiography
  • Wiegeshoff, Andrea: Von Erregern und Menschen. Eine Kulturgeschichte seuchenpolitischen Handelns im 19. Jahrhundert (1850-1920)

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

  • Nicole Wiederroth: Changing Environment, Changing Perspectives. Processes of Mobility, Transformation and (Re-)Interpretation of Eastern Africa

Ph.D. Scholarships

  • Aliprantis, Christos: The Prussian and Austrian international secret police and intelligence operations, 1848-1870
  • Brandes, Sören: Der Aufstieg des Marktpopulismus. Die Medialisierung des Neoliberalismus in den USA und Großbritannien, 1940-1990
  • Froitzheim, Karen: Nachhaltigkeit in Unternehmen nach der Rio-Konferenz 1992: Zur Ökonomisierung des Leitbilds Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Deutschland und Großbritannien
  • Fuhg, Felix: Growing Up in the Metropolis. London’s Working Class Youth Culture and the Making of Post-Victorian Britain, 1958-71
  • Göpel, Anne: Gab es eine konservativ-revolutionäre Jugendbewegung? Britische und deutsche Jugendbünde zwischen den Kriegen
  • Grundig, Ronny: Von der Leistungs- zur Erbengesellschaft? Politiken und Praktiken des Erbens und Vererbens und deren Bedeutung für soziale Ungleichheitsverhältnisse in Deutschland und Großbritannien (1949-1995)
  • Koch, Christian: Was ist Pagode in Britisch Burma? Eine religionswissenschaftliche und (trans-)kulturwissenschaftliche Genealogie
  • Olenik, Alexander: Die Alliierte Kommandantur Berlin 1945-1955
  • Piekacz, Agnes: The Colonists’ Old Clothes. Altkleiderhandel im British Empire, ca. 1850-1910
  • Raveendranathan, Vidhya: Urban Working Lives and the Production of Space in Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Madras, c. 1790- 1870
  • Sasse, Cristina: Trade Directories und die Konstruktion städtischer Räume in England, 1760-1830
  • Shohat, Gil: Antikoloniale Begegnungen. London, die Linke und Dekolonisierung in Großbritannien, 1930er-1960er Jahre
  • Simon, Katharina: Friedensprozesse und Konfliktlösungsstrategien im sozialen Nahraum des frühneuzeitlichen Englands
  • Soomro, Anam: A Critical Inquiry into Freedom of Movement: Race, Colonialism and the Making of International Law
  • Strotmann, Christine: Brot versus Bomben. Stickstoff für Düngemittel und Rüstungsindustrie im Zeitalter der Weltkriege
  • Vojinović, Miloš: Policy Making in Global Framework: The Idea of Imperial Federation in the Politics of the British Empire, c. 1900-1914
  • Vosseler, Annika: The Visual Representation of Africa in Drawings of Berlin and London Missionaries in the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Weydner, Sara: The Internationalization of Criminal Law: A Transnational History of the Cambridge International Commission for Penal Reconstruction and Development

Max Weber Foundation Travel Grants

  • Aselmeyer, Norman: (Un-)Making Connections: East Africa, the Uganda Railway, and the Question of Globalisation, c. 1890-1914
  • Guan Xiaojing: The Religion of Banner People in Qing (1644-1912) – Study based on Manchu Materials
  • Laufs, Markus: Ein diplomatisches „Weltwunder“. Praktiken der Friedensvermittlung von Vervins bis Rijswijk

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