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IEG Fellowship in 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 in the field of Digital Humanities. The fellowship will begin in July or later.

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 the 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 Requirements

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 you are required 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.


Send your application papers to: until April 19, 2021.

Please send 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.

You can ask your questions regarding the fellowship’s content to Thorsten Wübbena :

Questions regarding the IEG’s general Fellowship Programme are to be directed to Barbara Müller :

Further information can be found on the website :