Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation are providing these fellowships available for pursuing postdoctoral degree in the field of humanities at Universities and Research Institutes. Within the context of these postdoctoral fellowships, the two foundations cooperate with several universities and research institutes of excellence in Germany and in the USA. The program is for the nationals of USA and Germany and also to be taken by them.
(a)For Germany fellowships:-The potential candidates are promising young scholars in their post-doctoral research phase based at institutions in the U.S.
-who want to strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities that can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual research profile and expertise
-Scholars who work in an interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply.
-applicants should have finished their Ph. D. between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2012
-In exceptional cases outstanding candidates can be allowed to apply if the PhD was acquired more recently
-Candidates who apply for a fellowship at an institution not listed above will have to provide a letter from the institution of their choice stating that it will support the candidate’s application and host the person during the respective academy year
(b) For US fellowships: -The respective target group is promising young scholars in their postdoctoral research phase based at German institutions
-who want to strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities which can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual research profile and expertise.
-Scholars who work in an interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply. The applicants should have finished their PhD between one and no more than five years ago.
-Candidates who apply for a fellowship at an institution not listed above will have to provide a letter by the institution of their choice stating that it will support the candidate’s application and host the person during the respective academy year.
The students of USA and Germany can submit an application for these fellowships.
-pursue a research topic in the humanities in an attractive international environment,
-take advantage of rich interdisciplinary scholarly discussions and research networks,
-use the local libraries, archives, and other facilities, and to attend international conferences, symposia etc.,
-get access to a non-American university system by teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the needs of the relevant academic departments
(b)For US fellowships: The personal presentations of shortlisted candidates and the final decision of the selection committee are scheduled for March 2014.
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