The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG Fellowship) awards fellowships for a period of six to eight months for international doctoral students in the field of Digital Humanities.
The Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany, is a non-profit institution devoted to academic research.
The institute is an independent, public research institute that carries out and promotes historical research on the foundations of Europe in the early and late Modern period.
The fellowship supports international doctoral students who wish to carry out their own research project using Digital Humanities methods. Your research should be connected to the institute’s research programme on Negotiating differences in Europe as well as the collaborative digital projects (e.g. DigiKAR or Shared Churches).
At IEG, you will have the chance to closely collaborate with the researchers in the Digital Historical Research Unit (DH Lab). Scholars from the humanities with a historical focus who use digital methods for their projects are also invited to apply for the fellowship.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards one fellowship for a period of six to eight months for international doctoral students in the field of Digital Humanities.
The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state government. The fellowships are exclusively used for the purpose of pursuing the research project detailed in the application at the IEG. Fellows are therefore not permitted to pursue or avail of any other form of employment or funding for the duration of the fellowship.
IEG Fellowships for postdocs have a monthly value of € 1,350.
- Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have an income of more than 450 euros per month may receive a family allowance. Please indicate in your application whether your partner accompanies you to Mainz.
- Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for child allowance.
To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;
- letter of motivation (PDF)
- curriculum vitae; a list of publications, if available (PDF)
- a brief description of your proposed research project including the digital methods (max. 5 pages, PDF)
- copies of university certificates and proof of language competence (PDF)
- academic letter of reference (PDF)
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should click on the button below to commence their application.