German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.: Fellowship in The History of Family and Kinship

The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.

Art der Förderung

The monthly stipend is 2.000 euro for doctoral students and 3.400 euro for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive a lump sum reimbursement to cover their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts, at least one letter of reference (sent separately), a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max), and a research schedule for the fellowship period, no later than December 1, 2017. Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Please also clearly state in the application why your project is a good fit for this specific fellowship. Applications should be sent electronically as single PDF via e-mail to Bryan Hart at

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The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: multi-ethnic/transnational families, kinship networks, collective or group biography, intergenerational relations, or the history of family roles. It is essential that the proposed research projects make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography.

Art des Stipendiums
  • Allgem. Förderung, Lebensunterhalt
  • Studium im Ausland
  • USA
  • Promovierende
  • Habilitanden

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