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Leibniz Institute IEG Doctoral Fellowships

Leibniz Institute IEG Doctoral Fellowships

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Country: Germany
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The Leibniz Institute of European History IEG awards research fellowships to young doctoral academics from Germany and abroad. Funding is provided for both doctoral as well as postdoctoral research dealing with the religious, political, social and cultural history of Europe from the early modern period to 1989/90. Comparative, transnational and transfer-historical research projects are particularly welcome, as are projects which deal with topics of intellectual, church or theological history.


The Leibniz Institute IEG Doctoral Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state governments. The fellowships are 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 during the duration of the fellowship.

IEG Fellowship for doctoral students has a monthly value of € 1,350. Further, 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.

Also, fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for a child allowance.


  • These are open to doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad who have at least a Masters level degree in history, theology or another discipline which works historically.
  • They must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship
  • 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.
  • Applicants may complete their dissertations under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/his home university.


To apply for the Doctoral Fellowships, Leibniz Institute IEG requires document attachments in the following order:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Curriculum vitae and List of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photos)
  3. outline of the PhD thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
  4. structure of the PhD thesis
  5. a detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
  6. copies of university transcripts and proofs of language competence

Fellows must combine all their application documents into a single PDF except for the application form. Further, they should include a word count at the end of your project description. Fellows must send their application via email. You may write in either English or German; However, the institute recommends to use the language in which you are most proficient.


Leibniz Institute IEG requires Doctoral Fellowships applicants to send their application before September 1, 2019, for their fellowship to begin in March 2020. Moreover, The IEG has two deadlines each year for fellowships for doctoral students: February 15 and August 15.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 September,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerLeibniz Institute IEG
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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