Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at Max Weber Foundation in USA, 2017


The Max Weber Foundation is delighted to offer doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for scholars based in North America and Europe. US applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

The Max Weber Foundation is the largest humanities research organization whose institutes are based exclusively abroad. With an annual budget of around 40 million euros (2013), it is one of the ten largest German foundations of public law. The foundation belongs to the business unit of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Course Level: The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe.

Study Subject: GHI particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields:

  • German and European history
  • The history of German-American relations
  • The role of Germany and the USA in international relations
  • American history (European doctoral and postdoctoral scholars only)

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Scholarship Award: The monthly stipend is € 2,000 for doctoral students and € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

Nationality: US students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants should be based on (or recent graduates of) a North American or European university or research institute.
  • For doctoral students applying, ABD status is required before starting the fellowship.
  • For postdoctoral scholars applying, the preference is for projects that are designed for the “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).
  • The proposed project should require primary research in the United States.

USA Scholarships

How to Apply: To apply please send the following materials (as a pdf) to fellowships(at)

  • Application form
  • A brief cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts
  • Project description (no more than 2,000 words)
  • Research schedule for the fellowship
  • At least one letter of reference (sent separately)

Application Deadline: The next deadline for applications is October 1, 2017.

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