German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.: Binational Research Tandem Program in Global and Trans-Regional History

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation - International Humanities, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute, conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus.

Its fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and international exchange of scholars. For this purpose, the GHI in cooperation with the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University is now offering German and North American scholars the opportunity to develop binational research tandems which link up two academics, one from Germany and one from North America, to work on projects which engage with global history or use transregional approaches and contain productive areas of overlap either in their topics or in their conceptional frameworks. The tandem program presents an excellent opportunity for scholars from Germany and North America to develop their expertise by collaborating closely, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.

Areas of research the GHI is going to develop in the next years are "History of Knowledge," "Religion and Ethnicity," and "Spaces and Symbolic Boundaries." The institute has also developed a strong interest in "Digital history." Projects that address one of these fields or relate to them in any way are particularly welcome; we are, however, also happy to consider applications focusing on other topics.

Art der Förderung

Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC. The monthly stipend will be graded, depending on the academic status applicants will receive:

  • 3.000 euro/month for Postdoctoral Scholars / Habilitierende
  • 4.500 euro/month for Assistant Professors / W1-Professoren
  • 5.200 euro/month for Associate Professors / W2-Professoren
  • 6.000 euro/month for Professors / W3-Professoren

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2018.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently achieved qualification, a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max), a one-page proposal for a conference or workshop, two samples of your academic writing (an article or a book chapter), and the names and contact details of two referees. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents in a single PDF file to:

More information on the website.


The program is designed for postdoctoral, mid-career, and established historians from Germany and North America. We welcome applications both from individuals who would like to find a partner for collaboration and the sharing of ideas from the other country/region and from previously formed binational partnerships. Preference will be given to candidates doing original research for a new book project.

Art des Stipendiums
  • Abschlussarbeiten
  • USA
  • Promovierende
  • Habilitanden

Geförderte Fachrichtungen

Geistes-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften


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