DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is now accepting application for German, American citizens or applicants who are affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies. The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington DC.  DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States. It creates new transatlantic networks among changing generations.


  1. Applicants must be German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies
  2. Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a PhD. Only in exceptional cases will fellowships be awarded to applicants with an MA, who are not PhD students

How to Apply:

There is no formal application form. To apply for the DAAD/AICGS fellowship program, the students must submit the following materials (combined in one PDF file through email):

  • A brief cover letter (please indicate your citizenship in the cover letter and how you have heard about the fellowship)
  • A curriculum vitae, with a list of publications (if relevant)
  • A project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the AICGS mission, and the reasons for carrying it out at AICGS and in Washington, DC
  • Two recent letters of reference (for Ph.D. students and recent PhDs (received in the last five years) only).
  • Successful applicants must be proficient in the English language. We recommend that non- U.S. applicants submit the results of a recognized English language proficient test (TOEFL or IELTS) with their application.

Award Amount:

Fellowships will provide a monthly stipend of up to $4,725 for the deserving candidates.

Application Deadline:

The spring session deadline is August 31, 2015.

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