Monday, December 20, 2010

Reminder: Four GHI Fellowships of Interest


The German Historical Institute (GHI) offers four fellowships of interest to business and economic historians:

1) Doctoral Fellowship in International Business History
This is a six-month doctoral fellowship in International Business History, with a six-month extension possible. The recipient must begin the term in the summer of 2011. Preference will be given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI's research foci on transatlantic relations and the history of consumption. Comparative work is also strongly encouraged.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the GHI and to participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Travel within the United States to work in archives and libraries will also be possible.

The monthly stipend is €1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions; students based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the United States.

Applications may be written in either English or German; it is recommended that applicants use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, two letters of reference, and a 5-page research project proposal by February 15, 2011. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart at fellowships@ghi-dc.org.

2) Fellowship in Economic and Social History

Second is a six-month fellowship in American or European Economic and Social History, with the possibility of extension to one year (depending on the availability of funding). Preference is given to applicants on the postdoctoral level. The monthly stipend is €3,000 for EU citizens and $3,200 for US citizens. The Fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and to participate in GHI activities and events, including planning an economic/social history workshop financed by the GHI. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. The starting date of the fellowship is September 2011.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, the names and contact information of three references, a 5-page research project proposal, a one-page proposal for an economic/social history workshop, and two writing samples, such as an article or a book chapter, no later than February 15, 2011. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org).

Two fellowships in the American or European history of consumption are also available. The first is for six months starting March 1, 2011; the second is for six months with possible extension to ten months (depending on the availability of funding) starting September 1, 2011. The application deadline for the first fellowship is February 1, 2011, and for the second, February 15, 2011. Other than the terms, deadlines, and starting dates, the two fellowships have the same requirements:

Preference will be given to applicants at the postdoctoral level. The monthly stipend is €3,000 for EU citizens and $3,200 for US citizens. The fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events, including planning a workshop on the history of consumption. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a 5-page research project proposal, a one-page proposal for a workshop, and two writing samples, such as an article or a book chapter. Applicants may write in either English or German; it is recommended that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart at (fellowships@ghi-dc.org). Please indicate the fellowship for which you are applying.

For more information about any of these GHI Fellowships, please contact
PD Dr. Uwe Spiekermann
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
spiekermann@ghi-dc.org