Fellowships of the international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme are given, awarded to doctoral students who pursue their research in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Moreover funding for one year, the programme put forward regular workshops, mutually organized by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London. The programme particularly aims at doctoral students who desire to perform research in in excess of one country; it is open to students of any nationality at any institution of higher education.
University degree(s) with excellent marks Date of latest degree not before February 2010. Formal qualification for doctoral studies Doctoral research project concentrate on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
For the academic year 2013/14 up to twelve fellows will be selected for the programme. The fellowships are awarded for the period October 2013 to September 2014. Regular workshops and a common intranet promote, encourage scholarship holders to present their research and discuss their methodology and findings with other fellows. Working languages are German and English. Students enrolled at a university in Germany may apply for an extension after the first year, if the Studienstiftung is able to provide the financial support.
Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. For research tours and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on request. Tuition fees are not covered.
Application: Applicants are invited to submit the following documents in English or German:
- Application form (download: *.doc, *.PDF)
- Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the programme (1 page)
- Curriculum vitae, CV with details on education, general interests and language expertise’s.
- Photocopy/-copies of university degree(s), including marks/grading
- Research proposal (5 pages)
- Research schedule for the academic year 2013/14, as well as planned research trips
- Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project
- Second letter of recommendation.
We acknowledge applications by e-mail (one pdf-document) or conventional mail. Only complete application sets will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in Frankfurt in April 2013.
Dr Matthias Frenz
Telephone: +49 228 82096-283
Email: leobaeck@studiensti ftung.de
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Ahrstrasse 41, 53175 Bonn, Germany
Telephone: +49 228 82096-281
Email: schade@studienstift ung.de
Application Deadline: 1 February 2013.