Graduate Student Fellowships, Herzog August Bibliothek

Graduate Student Fellowships

Herzog August Bibliothek

Application deadline: 1st October 2016

General Information

Thanks to the initiatives by private foundations (Dr. Günther Findel-Stiftung/Rolf und Ursula Schneider-Stiftung) fellowships programmes for doctoral candidates have been established at the Herzog August Bibliothek. These programmes are open to applicants from Germany and abroad and from all disciplines. Candidates who already hold scholarships (eg. state or college awards or grants from Graduiertenkollegs) or can apply for a rent subsidy to help finance their stay in Wolfenbüttel.

Applicants may apply for a fellowship of between 2 and 10 months, if research on their dissertation topic necessitates the use of the Wolfenbüttel holdings. The fellowship is € 1.100 per month. Fellowship holders are housed in library accommodation for the duration of the fellowship and pay the rent from their fellowship. There is also an allowance of € 100 per month to cover costs of copying, reproductions etc. Candidates can apply for a travel allowance if no funds are available to them from other sources.

Please request an application form (contact), which details all the documents which need to be submitted.

Application deadlines: October 1st or April 1st. The Board holds its selection meetings in February and July. Successful applicants can take up the award from April 1st or October 1st onwards each year.

Members of the Foundation Boards: Dr. Katharina Biegger (Berlin); Prof. Dr. Peter Burschel (Wolfenbüttel); Dr. Ulf Kapahnke (Wolfenbüttel); Professor Dr. Alexander Košenina (Hannover); Florian Rehm (Wolfenbüttel); Professor Dr. Thomas Scharff (Braunschweig); Dr. Sabine Solf (Wolfenbüttel); York Steifensand (Braunschweig).

Fellowships are awarded by the Foundations Boards. Outside evaluators will be asked for assessments on applications. The Boards’ decision-making process is facilitated by a Selection Committee. Members of the selection committee are: Dr. Jill Bepler (Wolfenbüttel); Chair: Professor Dr. Alexander Košenina (Hannover); Prof. Dr. Thomas Scharff (Braunschweig); Dr. Sabine Solf (Wolfenbüttel).

Applications should be sent to:

Herzog August Bibliothek
Frau Dr. Elizabeth Harding
Postfach 13 64
D-38299 Wolfenbüttel


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