Hunt Fellowships: The American Council on Germany

The American Council on Germany supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Goldman Fellowships and Hunt Fellowships.

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture was launched in 2003 to enable promising American academics to probe issues of both historical and contemporary significance.  The fellowship program aims to serve academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in PhD programs who are finishing their dissertation).

Eligibility
Candidates must:

  • be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline
  • be a US citizen residing in the United States
  • be pursuing or have completed a PhD
  • have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US

Funding
The fellowship covers the cost of pre-approved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany

Application Deadline
Mid-July

Additional Information
http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=opportunities-for-scholars

http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=hunt-fellowships

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Goldman Fellowships: American Council on Germany

The American Council on Germany supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Goldman Fellowships and Hunt Fellowships.

The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy, and International Affairs was established in 2003 to promote the study of German and European issues by American scholars in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in PhD programs who are finishing their dissertation).

Eligibility
Candidates must:

  • be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline
  • be a US citizen residing in the United States
  • be pursuing or have completed a PhD
  • have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US

Funding
The fellowship covers the cost of pre-approved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany

Application Deadline
Mid-July

Additional Information
http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=opportunities-for-scholars

http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=goldman-fellowships

Lichtenberg-Kolleg – Early Career Fellowships

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg is the newly-established Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Göttingen.  Designed to foster innovative research in the humanities and social sciences, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg offers an intimate setting in an inspiring atmosphere and serves as a place where internationally renowned and emerging scholars meet.

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg offers four early career fellowships, inviting scholars to join research groups for studying:

  • Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections
  • European Intellectual History/History of Political Thought
  • Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives

Eligibility
Applicants must have received a doctorate within the last six years

Funding
See website

Application Deadline
Early January

Additional Information
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/501529.html

EUCE/ESC Klinzing Grant Competition in European Union Studies (University of Pittsburgh)

The EUCE/ESC offers research awards to graduate students and professional school students to support their work on any aspect of post-WWII European integration.  Named for the former Vice-Provost for Research, George Klinzing, these awards are designed to assist students who need to pursue their research agenda in Europe, or to participate in an internship directly related to their research interests.  For advanced graduate students, these awards can be used to support dissertation write-up.  Research is typically conducted in the summer.

Funding
Varies on a case-by-case basis (average $3,000).

Application Deadline
Early March

Additional Information
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/euceesc-fellowship-grant-competitions

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin (Berlin House of Representatives Scholarship)

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin was founded by the Berlin House of Representatives in 1994 as a late sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended, and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War II.  The Foundation wants to sustain and develop contact with France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union.

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields from the above-mentioned countries.  During their 10-month stay scholarship holders will not only experience their research areas from an international perspective, but also the political, cultural and social dimensions of public life in Berlin.  The program runs from early October through the end of July.

Eligibility
Students and young scholars from France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union are eligible to apply.  Applicants should work on projects that require access to research facilities in Berlin.  The scholarships are awarded according to various criteria, including academic merit and civic engagement.

Funding
The Foundation awards 15 grants per year.  The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rent for the International Study Center Berlin.  In addition, the Foundation pays travel costs to and from Berlin.

Application Deadline
Mid-December

Additional Information
http://www.parlament-berlin.de/de/Das-Parlament/Studienstiftung

Nationality Rooms Scholarships (University of Pittsburgh)

University of Pittsburgh students planning to study abroad may be eligible for Nationality Rooms scholarships.  Scholarships are available for students studying abroad in Africa, Austria, Czech/Slovak Republic, Greece/Greek-speaking Cyprus, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Poland, and Scotland.  Other scholarships not based on location are also available.  There is also an award available for undergraduate women.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Pittsburgh
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Varies by award from $3,500 to $5,000

Application Deadline
Early January

Additional Information
http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/nationalityroomundergrad

European Commission Internships in Europe

The European Commission represents the interests of the EU as a whole.  It proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and it ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries.

Paid traineeships of five months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions, such as the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) are available.  There are approximately 1,400 places available each year.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be university graduates (minimum Bachelor degree)
  • have very good knowledge of English or French or German
  • have very knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries)

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Monthly grant of €1,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline
Traineeships are offered throughout the year.  See website for specific deadlines.

Additional Information
http://ec.europa.eu/stages/about/whats_en.htm