Programme Description

Scholars of post-doctoral or professorial level from the historical humanities are invited to apply for the research scholarships by the GHS, independent of nationality or place of work. The funding is granted to candidates wishing to carry out an independent research project alone. Post-doctoral scientists receive a scholarship base amount of EUR 2,000 each month, the grant for scientists with a post-doctoral lecture qualification is worth EUR 2,700. There are additional benefits, such as allowances for accompanying children or, i.e., to cover printing costs, if necessary. Please note that income from employment and scholarship income are mutually exclusive. The funding period ranges from one to 24 months.

Target Group

scholars of post-doctoral or professorial level from the historical humanities wishing to carry out an independent research project alone. Research projects from the following subjects are given funding priority:
  • archaeology
  • historical sciences
  • historical islamic studies
  • history of art
  • history of law
  • prehistory and early history
  • history of science

Academic Requirements

doctorate or post-doctoral lecture qualification in the field of the historical humanities

Number of Scholarships

About 12.5% of the applicants are awarded scholarships.

Duration

maximum of two years with the option to extend the funding, if the scholar becomes a parent during the allowance period and is therefore entitled to maternity and/or parental leave

Scholarship Value

  • scholarship base amount per month: EUR 2,000 for post-doctoral researchers and EUR 2,700 for researchers with a post-doctoral lecture qualification
  • standard foreign-residence allowance per month: EUR 500 for post-doctoral researchers and EUR 675 for researchers with a post-doctoral lecture qualification
  • travel allowance: as required
  • material costs: as required
  • contribution to printing costs, if necessary
  • child allowance, if applicable: EUR 300 for scholars with one child, EUR 400 for two children, EUR 500 for three or more children

Income from employment and scholarship income are mutually exclusive.

Application Papers

Application forms and further information on the application procedure are available here

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted at any time.

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