The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment at one of Germany’s leading research universities. Our research colloquium serves as a central meeting point for Fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work. Through our multidisciplinary advisory committee of scholars from all universities in Berlin and Potsdam, the Berlin Program has strong ties to many academic institutions. All Berlin Program Fellows, are granted library privileges, will have access to faculty, university services and program infrastructure.
Established in 1986 at the Freie Universität Berlin, the program has helped educate some of the most eminent scholars in the field who now teach at major research universities in North America. Essential to the program’s mission is our close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA)—the largest professional association of scholars, professionals and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe (www.thegsa.org). Each year, our Summer Workshop, the GSA Distinguished Lecture as well as our Alumni Panel at the GSA Conference provide a forum for scholarly exchange between fellows, alumni and the academic community in Berlin and beyond.