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Ph.D. Fellowships 2020 at Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany [Monthly Stipend Upto Rs. 1.1L]: Apply by Aug 15


The Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany invites applications from meritorious candidates for various Ph.D. Fellowships for the academic year 2020-21.

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a non-profit institution devoted to academic research that is not part of a university. It is an independent research institute and it has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 2012. Its purpose is to conduct academic research on European history.

The Institute fulfills this purpose through the individual and joint research efforts of its staff and through the research scholarships and fellowships that it awards to academics both from Germany and abroad.


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 (Rs. 1,14,003.27 approx.). 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.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/ his home university.
How to Apply?

Candidates need to submit the following documents while applying:

  1. The completed application form
  2. Curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable) (please do not send photographs)
  3. An outline of the Ph.D.-thesis (up to 15,000 characters excluding footnotes and spaces)
  4. The structure of the Ph.D.-thesis
  5. A detailed timetable for the intended stay at the Institute
  6. Copies of university transcripts and proof of language competence.

Applications should be submitted by email to The last date to apply is August 15, 2020.


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Ph.D. Fellowships 2020 at Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany



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