Research Fellowship from IEG in History in Germany

Deadline : 15 Aug 2020

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Research Fellowship from IEG in History in Germany

Study level: Postgraduate

Opportunities: Fellowships

Host Country: Germany

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) is offering IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students from all around the world to undertake their researching in Mainz, Germany.


  • This fellowship is open to doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad who have at least a Masters level degree in history, theology or another discipline which works historically.
  • Fellows must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances.
  • Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at the fellow´s home university.

Note that the Institute does not hold any examinations and does not award any academic qualifications as the research institution is not a part of a university.


  • IEG Fellowship for doctoral students have a monthly value of € 1,350.
  • Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have 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 a child allowance.

Required documents

  1. Completed application form. (Applicants must use the IEG application form).
  2. CV and list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photos).
  3. Outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces).
  4. Structure of the Ph.D.-thesis.
  5. Detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute.
  6. Copies of university transcripts  and proofs of language competence .
  7. Reference: the primary academic adviser emails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the application deadline to:, The reference should discuss the applicant’s academic qualifications, topic matter, goal and current state of the PhD project and a synopsis of work to be done in Mainz along with possible time and work schedules. Additionally, Applicants need a potential second referee. 

About organization

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a non-profit institution devoted to academic research that is not part of a university. It is an independent research institute and it has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 2012. Its purpose is to conduct academic research on European history. The Institute fulfils this purpose through the individual and joint research efforts of its staff and through the research scholarships and fellowships that it awards to academics both from Germany and abroad.

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