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DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2018-2019

School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) announces the opportunity for outstanding scholars to conduct research in Washington, DC for an eleven month period from September 2018 to July 2019. Research and related activities will focus on “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.” Post-doctoral fellows will focus on this subject during a regular series of high-level seminars, peer review sessions, and opportunities for direct engagement with senior foreign policy practitioners and leading scholars of statecraft and world order. Each fellow is expected to complete a research paper related to this theme during the period of residence. Six post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded. The fellowships are funded through a generous grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Applicants for the DAAD Fellowships at SAIS must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, and be fluent in English. More information and application details are available here. Application deadline: April 15, 2018.


Fellowship and Grant Database of the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research

Visit Austria’s biggest online database for scholarships and research grants for all academic areas. Financial support options for undergraduates, graduates, teachers, and researchers range from classical grants and scholarships, allowances and prizes to extensive national, European and international research support programs. The OeAD grants database offers a robust search interface, so you can find specific entries that suit your needs. Follow the links "To Austria" then Grants and Scholarships to start your search.


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Programs

With two grant programs, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders and highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad the opportunity to conduct a project or to spend extended periods of research in Germany. See More▼

The German Chancellor Scholarships
German Chancellor Scholarships Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States and is seeking applications. The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. Details and application instructions.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed. Details and application instructions.

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AICGS Visiting Fellows Program

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Visiting Fellows Program is designed to provide scholars and specialists with a base while conducting their research in Washington, D.C. Visiting Fellows should be working on issues related to the AICGS mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. Applications are accepted year round. For more details and application materials, visit the AICGS website.


Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. See More▼

The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. The Berlin Program is based at, funded and administered by the Freie Universität Berlin. The program’s publicity and selection process is organized in cooperation with their North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA). Application deadline: December 1. For further information, please visit the FU Berlin website or send an e-mail to bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

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Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies Grant and Fellowship Program

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (“BIAAS”) awards a fellowship and seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria. See More▼

BIASS Grant Program: Grant proposals may include requests for funding for research and writing projects, for literature, poetry and music projects, for seminars, institutes, lectures, translations, for the production of films and television programs, and the like. Grants will not exceed $25,000 unless a compelling case is made for larger grants.

Botstiber Fellowship Program: A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses. Applications from (i) graduate students, (ii) early-career professionals and (iii) mid-career professionals will be accepted.

For more information on the application process, visit the Botstiber website.

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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers a select cohort of accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application. See More▼

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program includes three main components: one or two high-level work phases, a series of professional seminars, and German language training. Fellows complete work phases in key German institutions such as the federal government and parliament, private corporations, and major German media and cultural organizations. The Robert Bosch Stiftung works together with Fellows to secure positions that are related to their professional goals and interests. Seminars focus on contemporary German and European issues, and also further the Fellows’ professional development. The program is fully funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of creating a new generation of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the E.U. More information is available on the Robert Bosch Stiftung website.

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Teaching Ambassador Fellowship through US Department of Education

The year-long Teaching Ambassador Fellowship supports the Department’s mission by employing a cadre of outstanding teachers to contribute their classroom expertise to the national dialogue and in turn facilitate discussions with educators across the country. For the Fellows, the program adds greater knowledge of educational policy and leadership to their toolkits to contribute to solutions at all levels for long intractable challenges in education. See More▼

Teachers perform many vital leadership activities in classrooms and schools, but too often lack opportunities to contribute their knowledge to the development of education policy on a broader scale. The U.S. Department of Education designed the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship to enable outstanding teachers to bring their classroom expertise to and expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education. In turn, Teaching Ambassador Fellows facilitate the learning and input of other educators and community members.

The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program offers two separate year-long paid positions: the Washington Fellowship is a full-time appointment based at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington and the Classroom Fellowship enables teachers to participate on a part-time basis for the Department, in addition to their regular school responsibilities, working in collaboration with the Department’s Regional Offices.

Fellows spend a year gaining greater knowledge of the content of key federal programs and policies, in addition to the context and process by which they are designed and implemented. Fellows share their expertise with federal staff members; provide outreach and communication about federal initiatives to other educators on behalf of the Department; and facilitate the involvement and understanding of teachers in developing and implementing these efforts at the federal, state and local levels, to improve the likelihood of their success.

For more information and application materials, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

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DAAD Grants for Graduate Students

Explore the various grants and fellowships offered to current and recently graduated, advanced degree students in diverse fields by the German Academic Exchange Service. Opportunities include study scholarships, research grants for students, internships, and intensive language courses.


DAAD Grants for PhD and Postdoctoral Students

Explore the various grants and fellowships offered to scholars and professionals by the German Academic Exchange Service, including general scholarships, summer seminars, internships, intensive language courses, and research grants in partnership with other research institutions such as AICGS, DLR, and Leibniz.


DAAD Grants for Faculty and Researchers

Explore the various grants and fellowships offered to faculty by the German Academic Exchange Service. Faculty support ranges from funding for conferences to language programs in Germany.


Fulbright Opportunities

The Fulbright Commission promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions abroad.
Find more information about Fulbright opportunities to German-speaking countries on the Fulbright website:
Fulbright Scholar Program website
Fulbright Commission website


German Historical Institute Programs and Fellowships

The institute offers a variety of grants and programs for young scholars across a variety of historical focus areas, including Economic, Social, Business, and German-Jewish History. Find more information on the German Historical Institute website.


International Parliamentary Scholarship

The International Parliamentary Scholarship program offers an exciting opportunity for young people to gain invaluable experience by living, studying, and working abroad in the vibrant and modern city of Berlin. In collaboration with Berlin’s three major universities, the German Bundestag offers the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to politically active and dedicated young college graduates who wish to play an important role in shaping the future of their countries. Participants gain first-hand knowledge of Germany’s parliamentary system and political decision-making during a 5-month work placement with a Member of the German Parliament, to take place March 1 through July 31. Participants will also have the chance to enroll in university classes during the summer semester, spending a total of five months in the German capital. This program is open to university graduates who are US citizens and have a very good knowledge of the German language. Candidates should also be familiar with the basic features of the German governmental system. Find more details on the program and download an application form at www.bundestag.de/ips. The deadline for application is June 30.


Max Planck Society Research Scholarships

To foster individual research projects, the Max Planck Society offers foreign researchers - doctoral students, post-docs, and professors - the possibility of obtaining a scholarship. These scholarships are typically granted for a period of between two and four months. Preference is given to those researchers whose work promotes and advances the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute. Applications are due on May 31 of the year before the research visit takes place. Find more information on the Max-Planck-Institut website.

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