The Institute of European History awards fellowships for a research stay in Mainz from July 2007.
The Institute promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe – comparative or transnational resp. transcultural projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes, as well as projects on concepts and perceptions of »Europe« and »Europeaness« in the period since c. 1450. The Intellectual, religious and philosophical dimensions of European history are covered as well. Funding ranges from 6 months up to two years.
Applications for to the Institute’s research units (www.ieg-mainz.de/forschungsbereiche) are particularly wel-come. Fellows will get the chance to play an active role in the research unit they are working in. These units are:
▪ Europe as a challenge in politics, society and the church
▪ Communication and transformation in religion and society
▪ Historical consciousness and the change of values
▪ Spatial-oriented research on the history of Europe (since 1500)
The research fellows live and work at the Institute in Mainz. They may consult archives, libraries, and specialists or attend conferences outside Mainz as well. The Institute’s library (220 000 books, more than 500 current periodicals) is available to the fellows for their research. The city of Mainz is pleasantly situated in the Rhine valley and has excellent connections to all parts of Germany, Western and Central Europe. Broad, roomy squares and places, lovingly-restored half-timbered houses and magnificent Baroque churches add to the charming, special character of the city.
The research fellowship programme of the Institute of European History combines research, training and international networking. Fellows can pursue their individual research projects in a tranquil yet inspiring at-mosphere. They discuss problems and methods of European historical research in an interdiscplinary and international surrounding. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to participate in the manifold academic activities of the Institute – organizing conferences, editing publications and newsletters, structuring online-databases and administring research fundings. In cooperation with its international partners, the Institute supports the exchange of fellows to embed them in a network of European historical research.
As a general rule, appointed fellows will work on their PhD thesis. Postdoctoral projects are also welcome. Post-docs must have received their PhD when applying. Foreign applicants should have some knowledge of the German language.
The monthly grant is set in accordance with the guidelines established by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service) for graduate students studying for a doctorate (€ 975/month). A health insurance subsidy is also granted; a family subsidy may be granted as well (if applied for in advance). For the duration of the fellowship, fellows are not allowed to receive financial support from another side.
Applications must be posted by March 2nd, 2007 and should include (in triplicate):
1. the application form (download [PDF]): http://www.ieg-mainz.de/stipendienprogramm/) including the names and addresses of at least two scholars qualified to render an expert opinion on the research proposal, to be contacted by the Institute;
2. a curriculum vitae
3. copies of university transcripts;
4. a brief description of the proposed research topic with a working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words);
5. a list of publications (if available)
6. ONE copy of the PhD-thesis (post-docs only; CD-ROMs are welcome)
Further information on the Institute and its fellowships can be retrieved on the internet at http://www.ieg-mainz.de/stipendienprogramm. Dr. Joachim Berger (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0049-6131-3939370) is happy to answer to any questions that may occur.
Please send your application to:
Institut für Europäische Geschichte
Directors Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel/Prof. Dr. Heinz Duchhardt
Alte Universitätsstr. 1955116 Mainz,Germany
Institute of European History,Staff Unit/Management
Dr. Joachim Berger
Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19D-55116 Mainz,Germany
Phone: 0049-6131-39 3 93 70
Fax: 0049-6131-39 3 53 26
Visit the website at http://www.ieg-mainz.de