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Download KLBF Call for Applications 2018

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The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
offers a year of research support at Freie Universität Berlin — one
of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in
all social science and humanities disciplines, including
historians working on German and European history since the
mid-18th century.

Starting with the academic year 2019/20, we are happy to offer two
additional dissertation fellowships — the Kerstin Leitner
Berlin Fellowships — for Ph.D. candidates from Malawi and
China’s inner provinces, e.g. Gansu, Shaanxi, Hubei.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students enrolled in
a Ph.D. program and have preferably completed all coursework
before their fellowship begins. The Kerstin Leitner Berlin
Fellowship has a value of EUR 1400 per month and carries a
travel reimbursement of EUR 1200 (maximum). In case of
equally qualified candidates, female applicants will be given

The program offers a stimulating academic environment
that combines excellent research opportunities with intellectual
and cultural interaction. With its four universities, 60 research
institutes and numerous state and national archives, Berlin is one of
the most diverse and prolific centers of higher education and
research in Europe.

Our colloquium — which is run in German — serves as
a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss
and support each other’s work. Guided by eminent scholars
each semester, the program colloquium also seeks to
address current German public debates, invites distinguished
guests and arranges cultural excursions.

The Berlin Program is a residential program based at Freie
Universität Berlin and administered in close cooperation with our
North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA) —
the largest professional association of scholars, professionals
and students who focus on the study of German-speaking
Europe (www.thegsa.org).

Application Receipt Deadline: December 1
For more information and an application form, please visit www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram