Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the GHI

Doctoral Fellowship in International Business History

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6 to 12-month fellowship in International Business History. The recipient should begin the term September 1, 2015.

Preference will be given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI’s research foci on transatlantic relations and the history of consumption. Comparative work is also strongly encouraged.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible.

The monthly stipend is €1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions; students based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

While applications may be written in either English or German, we recommend that applicants use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a copy of your last diploma, two letters of reference, and a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max) by December 1, 2014. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org).

For more information, please contact:

PD Dr. Uwe Spiekermann
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
spiekermann@ghi-dc.org

Fellowship in Economic and Social History

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6 to 12-month fellowship in American or European Economic and Social History. The recipient should begin the term September 1, 2015.

Preference is given to applicants on the postdoctoral level. The Fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events, including planning an economic/social history workshop financed by the GHI. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Candidates doing original research for a second book project will be preferred.

The monthly stipend is € 3000 for EU citizens and $3200 for US citizens. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your last diploma, the names and contact information of three references, a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max), a one-page proposal for an economic/social history workshop, and two writing samples, such as an article or a book chapter, no later than December 1, 2014. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org).

For more information, please contact:

PD Dr. Uwe Spiekermann
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
spiekermann@ghi-dc.org

Fellowship in the History of Consumption

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6 to 12-month fellowship in the American or European History of Consumption. The recipient should begin the term September 1, 2015.

Preference is given to applicants on the postdoctoral level. The fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events, including planning a workshop on the history of consumption. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Candidates doing original research for a second book project will be preferred.

The monthly stipend is €3000 for EU citizens and $3200 for US citizens. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

The next deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your last diploma, a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max), a one-page proposal for a workshop, and two writing samples, such as an article or a book chapter. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org).

For more information, please contact:

PD Dr. Uwe Spiekermann
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
spiekermann@ghi-dc.org