The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent residents (Greencard holders) and long-term residents (applicants whose main residence was North America before they entered the Ph.D. program, who have received previous academic degrees - B.A. or M.A. - or worked in North America). Long-term residents should include material to document their status. U.S. and Canadian nationals will be asked to provide documents of proof if their application is successful.
The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment at one of German's leading research universities, Freie Universität Berlin. Fellows are therefore obliged to be in residence in Berlin, are expected to participate in the program's research colloquium and to establish regular contacts with scholars in their field. Research travel is endorsed, but should not conflict with the dates of our colloquium schedule.
Fellowship periods: All fellowships provide ten to twelve months of support and must be held for a single continuous period.
Starting dates: We offer two commencement dates in accordance with our academic calendar. Fellows must choose either:
Reapplications: The number of reapplications for each fellowship category is limited to two.
Number of awards: Approximately twelve fellows are selected each year.
If you decide to apply, give yourself plenty of time to prepare the material and follow the instructions starting with section Application Guidelines.