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Fellowships

The Berlin Program offers four different fellowships. For key features of our awards,
check our Fellowships Overview.

Berlin Program Dissertation Fellowships: Fellowships for dissertation research are EUR 1400 per month. In addition, the program reimburses costs for transatlantic travel up to a maximum of EUR 1200. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university, must have completed all coursework required for a Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins.

Berlin Program Postdoctoral Fellowships:  Fellowships for postdoctoral research are EUR 1600 per month. In addition, the program reimburses costs for transatlantic travel up to a maximum of EUR 1200. We support recent postdocs, i.e. applicants who have received their doctorates in the last two calendar years from a North American university or applicants who are in the process of receiving their Ph.D. from a North American university and will have defended their thesis by the time the proposed research in Berlin begins.

Max Kade Berlin Fellowships (Postdoc): The fellowship offers a stipend of $20,000 for a research stay in Berlin for 10 to 12 months. The support covers living and travel expenses. Eligible are U.S. citizens who have received their doctorates in the last two calendar years from a North American university or applicants who are in the process of receiving their Ph.D. from a North American university and will have defended their thesis by the time the proposed research in Berlin begins.

Kerstin Leitner Berlin Fellowships (Dissertation): The Kerstin Leitner Berlin Fellowship is a year-long fellowship (12 months), has a value of EUR 1400 per month and carries a travel reimbursement of EUR 1200 (maximum). Eligible are Ph.D. candidates from China’s inner provinces, e.g. Gansu, Shaanxi, Hubei as well as Southern Africa, e.g. Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Applicants must be full-time graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. program in one of those countries and have preferably completed all coursework before their fellowship begins.

All applicants must submit an application to the Berlin Program and will be considered in the same applicant pool.

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