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

Volkswagenstiftung Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Through its funding initiative “Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the USA” the Volkswagen Foundation aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities.  In this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation works closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.

Eligibility
See website

Funding
See website

Application Deadline
Early October

Additional Information
https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/international-focus/post-doctoral-fellowships-in-the-humanities.html

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

Friedl E. Kessler Memorial Fellowship (University of Pittsburgh)

The European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh has a number of scholarships available for students who plan on studying abroad in summer and fall terms.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the West European or European Union Studies Certificate Program.  While some preference is given to students enrolled in “Pitt in…” programs, students enrolled in any study abroad program in Europe are welcome to apply.

To help defray the costs of studying abroad, the European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence offers the Kessler Fellowship for study or research in Germany. The award is offered to a West European Studies or European Union Studies Certificate Program student on a competitive basis.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh
  • be enrolled in the West European Studies or European Union Studies Certificate Program
  • be studying German
  • have at least a 3.0 QPA

Funding
$1,000

Application Deadline
Mid-March

Additional Information
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/undergraduate-student-scholarships-and-fellowships

Berlin Startup Program for Young Entrepreneurs – via Cultural Vistas

Cultural Vistas offers students the unique opportunity to complete an internship with a startup company in Berlin, the German capital of innovation and entrepreneurship.  Participants gain skills custom-tailored to their career goals and previous work experience, as well as an exciting glimpse into Berlin’s thriving startup scene.  Internships last up to three months are all full-time (30-40 hours per week).

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and startup culture
  • be interested in completing an internship in a field closely related to their studies
  • be fluent in English.  Prior German language knowledge is not required but can be helpful for daily life in Berlin
  • be enrolled throughout the duration of the internship in a degree program at a higher education institution (bachelor, master, or equivalent)
  • have completed at least four semesters of study toward their current degree program by the start of the internship
  • be 18-30 years of age
  • have some prior relevant professional experience in their career field (internship, volunteer, work, etc.)

Funding
See website

Application Deadline
At least six months prior to intended internship start date.  See website for further details.

Additional Information
http://culturalvistas.eu/startup/

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Argentina
Internship Program in Chile
Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Spain
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland