The IEG awards research fellowships for international junior scientist in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to contemporary history, particularly their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.Funding is currently € 1200/month. Research fellows live and work for at least 6 months and up to 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD-project. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields and interests. The Institute’s specialist library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available to them for their research.
Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhDwork for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. PhD-theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. Fellows are obliged to register officially in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They should have a sufficient command of German so as to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG-scholarship.