Deadline: August 15, 2022

These are open to Ph.D. students from Germany and abroad who have at least a Masters’s level degree in history, theology, or another discipline that works historically. They must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances. As a research institution that is not part of a university, the Institute does not hold any examinations and does not award any academic qualifications. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/his home university.

The IEG has two deadlines each year for IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students: February 15 and August 15.

Fellows must submit a final report of their project at the end of the funding period.



Attachments in the following order: the completed application form curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photographs) an outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
the structure of the Ph.D.-thesis
a detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute copies of university transcripts and proof of language competence

Value of IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

1. Fellowship rates: The IEG Fellowships are jointly funded by the federal and state government. The fellowships are used exclusively for the purpose of conducting the research project described in the application at the IEG. Thus, no other form of employment or funding can be pursued or availed of for the duration of the fellowship.

IEG Fellowship for doctoral students has a monthly value of € 1,350.

2. Family allowance: Fellowship holders whose partners accompany them to Mainz and do not have an income of more than 450 euros per month may receive a family allowance. Please indicate in your application whether your partner accompanies you to Mainz.

Fellows who come to Mainz accompanied by their underage children can apply for child allowance.

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