These are open to Ph.D. students from Germany and abroad who have at least a Master’s level degree in history, theology, or another discipline that works historically. They must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances. As a research institution that is not part of a university, the Institute does not hold any examinations and does not award any academic qualifications. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/his home university.
International IEG Fellowships in Germany for Doctoral Students, are available to undertake Fellowship level programs at the Leibniz Institute of European History.
Requirements Criteria for Scholarship:
Students must be eligible for Fellowship Doctorate programs.
Students must be international students.
How to Apply for Scholarship:
Attachments in the following order:
- the completed application form
- curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photographs)
- an outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
- the structure of the Ph.D.-thesis
- a detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
- copies of university transcripts and proof of language competence
Please ensure that any attachments are PDF files.
Please use the IEG application form which can be found under Downloads on the right.
Applications should be submitted by email to: [email protected]
The primary academic advisor mails an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the application deadline to: [email protected]
The letter of reference should discuss (please avoid a general letter of recommendation):
- The applicant’s academic qualifications
- Topic matter, goal, and current state of the Ph.D. project
- A synopsis of work to be done in Mainz along with possible time and work schedules
Additionally, you will need a potential second referee, who will be contacted directly by the IEG (see application form under 14b). We recommend that you inform the potential second referee about your application and a potential letter of reference in advance.
Letters of reference should contain information on the question, method, results, and representation of your research project. Additionally, they should also give an evaluation regarding the recent state of research on the topic.
The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state government. The fellowships are used exclusively for the purpose of conducting the research project described in the application at the IEG. Thus, no other form of employment or funding can be pursued or availed of for the duration of the fellowship.
IEG Fellowship for doctoral students has a monthly value of € 1,350.
Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have an income of more than 450 euros per month may receive a family allowance. Please indicate in your application whether your partner accompanies you to Mainz.
Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for child allowance.