News 25 February 2021

Call for Applications: IEG Fellowship Digital Humanities

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz awards one fellowship for a period of six to eight months for international doctoral students (m/f/div.) in the field of Digital Humanities.


The fellowship supports international doctoral students who wish to carry out their own research project using Digital Humanities methods. The focus should be on a leading question that contributes to the institute’s research programme, preferably on the current topic of »Negotiating differences in Europe«. As a member of the institute’s Digital Historical Research Unit you will collaborate closely with researchers of our DH Lab. This can help you develop additional perspectives for your research project. Scholars from the humanities with a historical focus who use digital methods for their projects are also invited to apply for the fellowship.

Offer and Requirement

The monthly stipend is € 1,350. Additionally, you can apply for family or child allowance. As an actively involved member of the IEG’s research community you will be able to discuss and complete your project in the inspiring working environment of the IEG. As a Fellowship holder you are required to reside in Mainz. You will actively participate in the IEG’s research community and the weekly colloquia, where we expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. Fellows must submit a final report of their project at the end of the funding period. Proficiency in English and German is required in order to participate in discussions at the Institute.


Please send questions regarding the fellowship’s content to Thorsten Wübbena. 
Questions regarding the IEG’s general Fellowship Programme are to be directed to Barbara Müller.

Please send your application papers to: until April 19, 2021.

Please send us the following documents:
1. Letter of motivation (PDF)
2. curriculum vitae; a list of publications, if available (PDF)
3. a brief description of the proposed research project (5 pages) (PDF)
4. copies of university certificates and proof of language competence (PDF)
5. Academic letter of reference

Academic advisor sends an up-to-date reference directly to the IEG by the application deadline.


Further information can be found on the IEG website.