The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is soliciting applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin and is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. The submission deadline for the next fellowship competition is December 1. Winners are chosen the following February.
For more details, go to Eligibility & Terms. Start preparing your application early. Download the forms and save them on your computer. You will need Adobe Reader 8 or higher. Do not use Preview (Mac OS X’s application for displaying images and PDF documents) to fill out the forms. There is a known problem of compatibility; PDF forms filled out in Preview do not display all form data when opened in Acrobat. Adobe Reader is a free download.
Below you will find application instructions and forms. Allow enough time to write a research proposal, complete the forms and gather the required documents. Always give referees and language evaluators plenty of time to meet the deadline on December1.