Friday, January 11, 2013

GHI Announces Doctoral Fellowship in International Business History for 2013

The German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for a fellowship in International Business History for up to five months with a term beginnng after April 1, 2013. 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 participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, D.C., 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 other 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; applicants should use the language in which they are most proficient. Applicants will be notified of the outcome approximately six weeks after the deadline.

  Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a copy of the last diploma, two letters of reference, and a 5-page research project proposal by March 1, 2013. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application to Bryan Hart. Questions may be directed to Uwe Spiekermann at the GHI.