Programme Description

The Herder Institute awards scholarships to junior or professorial-level researchers especially from East-Central and Western Europe (excluding Germany) who work on the history of Eastern Europe. Visiting scholars benefit from the Herder Institute's comprehensive collections (image archive, map- and document collection) and from one of the world’s biggest special libraries on the history of East-Central Europe during their research stay in the city of Marburg.

The sponsorship will be granted for a period of three months at most. It is worth a base amount of EUR 1,400 for Format 1 and of EUR 1,600 for Format 2-researchers; moreover, there are contributions towards health insurance, non-personnel costs and travel expenses.

Target Group

advanced Master's students, doctoral candidates, researchers of post-doctoral (Format 1) or professorial level (Format 2) mainly from East-Central European countries and Western Europe (excluding Germany) doing research on East-Central European history

Academic Requirements

degree course or doctorate and/or post-doctoral lecture qualification

Number of Scholarships

about 30 scholarships each year

Duration

up to one month (Format 1) or up to three months with an option for the funding of a workshop (Format 2)

Scholarship Value

  • monthly base amount of EUR 1,400 (Format 1) and of EUR 1,600 (Format 2), the optional workshop of Format 2 will be funded with up to EUR 5,000
  • contribution towards health insurance: maximum of EUR 35 per month for non-EU citizens
  • allowance for non-personnel costs: EUR 50 per month
  • reimbursement of travel expenses (second class rail fare)

Application Papers

application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Applications for a research stay in 2021 are accepted until April 30, 2020.

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