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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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Terms and Conditions (PDF file)
 


For the year 2017 the following scholarships have been awarded for research on British history, German history, and Anglo-German relations:

Habilitation and Research Scholarships

  • Bähr, Matthias: Totes Kapital? Die Ökonomie des Leichnams auf den Britischen Inseln (1550-1850)
  • Bajon, Philip: Der Luxemburger Kompromiss und die Entscheidungskultur in den Europäischen Gemeinschaften 1966-1993
  • Frohne, Bianca: Experiences of Pain in the Early and High Middle Ages
  • Hüntelmann, Axel: Rechnungswesen und Buchführung in der Medizin. Kalkulative Praktiken, administrative Techniken und medizinisches Wissen in Deutschland und Großbritannien 1750-1950
  • Schwandt, Silke: De recto defecisse. Rechtspraktiken und soziale Dynamik im Umfeld des Phänomens ‚default of right‘ im englischen Recht des 12.-14. Jahrhundert
  • Tetzlaff, Stefan: Industrial Policy, Technical Cooperation and Business Interests in Mid-Twentieth Century Indian Automotive Engineering: Hindustan Motors/Morris Motors and TELCO/Daimler-Benz, c. 1942-1969
  • Wehrs, Nikolai: Elitenherrschaft im Zeitalter der Massendemokratie – Die Rolle des Civil Service in der politischen Kultur Großbritanniens im 20. Jahrhundert
  • Zeheter, Michael: Eine Konsum- und Kulturgeschichte des Mineralwassers in Europa, von 1830 bis in die Gegenwart

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

  • Christina Brauner: Practices of Advertising in Early Modern Western Europe

Ph.D. Scholarships

  • Bredtmann, Julana: Entnazifizierung in der ehemaligen Reichshauptstadt. Erfolge und Misserfolge am Beispiel der Berliner Stadtverwaltung 1945-1949
  • Ding, Robert: The Hun is at the Gate: The German Invasion of England in British Fiction 1871-1914
  • Dreer, Cornelia: Das Polychronicon von Ranulph Higden. Wissen, Weltchronik und Weltkarte
  • Golf-French, Morgan: Intellectual Reception of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars at the University of Goettingen
  • Held, Julia: The Asian minority between integration and exclusion: Citizenship and nationhood in transitional East Africa, c. 1945-1972
  • Knautz, Bastian: Zwischen Eurosklerose und Relance – Die Europäische Gemeinschaft auf dem Weg zur Einheitlichen Europäischen Akte 1983-1986. Eine multinationale Betrachtung
  • Kompio, Felicia: Revolution der Straße. Urbane Massenpolitisierung in den 1820er und 1830er Jahren als europäisches Phänomen
  • Mathew, Justin: Geographies of Accumulation and the Urban Question in a Colonial Port City: Cochin, Southwest India 1860s-1950s
  • Monninger, Daniel: Das Tavistock Institute of Human Relations und der Wandel der Arbeitswelt, ca. 1940-1980
  • Rudeck, Lena: Zwischen Vergnügungen und Unmoral. Westalliierte Soldatenclubs in Deutschland als Begegnungsorte von Besatzer_innen und Besetzten, 1945-1952
  • Schmitz, Yves: Waffenhandel und imperialstaatliche Durchdringung in Grenzregionen des südlichen Afrikas und Nordamerikas in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts
  • Schönhagen, Jakob: Geschichte der Weltflüchtlingspolitik, 1950-1973
  • Schulte, Kerstin: „Volksgemeinschaft“ hinter Stacheldraht – Die Internierungslager in der britischen und US-amerikanischen Besatzungszone und ihre Bedeutung für die deutsche Nachkriegsgesellschaft 1945-1950
  • Weiß, Stefan: Koloniale Krisen und Imperiale Identität – Der Sepoy Aufstand 1857 und die Reflexion in Großbritannien

Max Weber Foundation Travel Grants

  • Kriebel, Sandra: Ausstellungen alter Kunst aus Berliner Privatbesitz im Deutschen Kaiserreich
  • Tribunskiy, Pavel: Understanding/Changing Russia: Russian Studies in Great Britain and the USA (1880-1920)
  • Zabel, Christine: Tomorrow is Today’s Uncertainty. Speculating of the Future in Early Modern Europe

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 1997-2016]