Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Doctoral Fellowship in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany

Doctoral Fellowship in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a six-month doctoral fellowship in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany. A six-month extension of this term is possible. The recipient must begin the term in the September 1, 2010.

Preference will be given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI's research foci on the relationships between African Americans and Germans/Germany, including Afro-German History, from a transatlantic perspective (http://www.ghi-dc.org/africanamericans).

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible.

The monthly stipend is €1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions; students based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

While applications may be written in either English or German, we recommend that applicants use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, two letters of reference, and a 5-page research project proposal by March 15, 2009. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org).

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Martin Klimke (klimke@ghi-dc.org) or Dr. Anke Ortlepp (Ortlepp@ghi-dc.org)
- Doctoral Fellowship in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany -
German Historical Institute Washington DC
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
U.S.A.
Fax: +1.202.483.3430

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