JOB: Research Fellowships for international PhD students 2014, The Leibnitz Institute of European History

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards 10 Research fellowships for international PhD-students for a research stay in Mainz from July 2014 or later.

The fellowships are intended to support a or the write phase(s) especially. Candidates researching in the field of Judaic studies and/ or Jewish history and culture are encouraged to apply.


The IEG awards research fellowships for international junior scientist in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to contemporary history, particularly their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

What we offer

Funding is currently EUR 1200/month. Research fellows live and work for at least 6 months and up to 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD-project. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields and interests ( The Institute’s specialist library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available to them for their research.


Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. PhD-theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. Fellows are obliged to register officially in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They should have a sufficient command of German so as to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG-scholarship.

The deadline for applications is February 14th 2014.

Please send your application via e-mail ( to:

Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte
Die Direktoren – Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel und Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann
Betreff: Stipendienbewerbung

Please attach (as one file) the application form (download: including

  • curriculum vitae; list of publications (if available)
  • a brief description of the PhD-thesis with structure, a detailed working plan and schedule for the intend-ed stay at the Institute (5-6 pages, up to 1500 words)

In addition, please direct prior to the application deadline via air mail:

  • copies of university transcripts
  • letter of support specifically addressing the proposed project from a senior academic scholar (in a sealed envelope or to be sent directly by the referee to the IEG) – general letters of recommendation will not be accepted.

Please note that applications submitted late or incomplete cannot be taken into consideration.


Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte – Referat Stipendien
Alte Universitätsstraße 19 – 55116 Mainz -Germany
E-Mail: – Tel. 0049 (0)6131 – 3939365

For further information on the fellowship program and application see: