The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards fellowships for postdocs in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, and other historical disciplines.
The IEG funds research projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projects

  • with a comparative or cross-border approach,
  • on European history in its relation to the wider world, or
  • on topics of intellectual and religious history.

Aims
This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consists in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme negotiating difference in Europe. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible.

What we offer
The IEG Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to pursue your individual research project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,800.

Requirements
During the fellowship you are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. You actively participate in the IEG’s research community and the weekly colloquia. We expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship. We expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute.

Application
Please combine all of your application documents into a single PDF except for the application form and include a word count at the end of your project description. Please send your application to application@ieg-mainz.de. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees. You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient.

Please download the application form here: http://bit.ly/IEG_Postdoc2019

Please direct your questions about the IEG Fellowship Programme to Barbara Müller (fellowship@ieg-mainz.de) or visit our website:

http://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/fellowships

For updated information about this opportunity, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56972 

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)

Barbara Mueller, M. A.
Manager of the Research Fellowship Programme
Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19
55116 Mainz
Germany
phone: ++49 (0) 6131-39 393 75
fax: ++49 (0) 6131-39 393 26
e-mail: mueller@ieg-mainz.de
www.ieg-mainz.de