Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) 2023 Doctoral Fellowship Program – Germany & abroad

Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) 2023 Doctoral Fellowship Program – Germany & abroad

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) 2023 Doctoral Fellowship Program is now open. Research grants are given to young scholars (doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) from Germany and abroad by the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG).

Doctoral and postdoctoral research on the religious, political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the early modern era to 1989/90 is financially supported. Ones that focus on issues of intellectual, ecclesiastical, or theological history are also encouraged, as are projects that are transnational, comparative, and transfer-historical.

Holders of fellowships and fellows may work together on research projects with the IEG’s academic staff if they so choose. Each fellowship holder is given a point of contact from the IEG academic staff who can provide guidance and mentorship. The grants are only intended to be used at the IEG for the research project that was outlined in the application. Therefore, no other work or money can be sought for or used while the fellowship is in effect.


  • IEG Fellowship for doctoral students have a monthly value of €1,350.
  • Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have 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.
  • Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for a child allowance.


  • Open to PhD students 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, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances. 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. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at their home university.

How to Apply

Attach these in the following order:

  1. the completed application form
  2. curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photographs)
  3. an outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
  4. the structure of the Ph.D.-thesis
  5. a detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
  6. copies of university transcripts and proof of language competence

Ensure that any attachments are PDF files.

Applications should be submitted by email to: [email protected]

Leibniz Institute of European History
The Director
Prof. Johannes Paulmann
Re: Fellowship Application

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