Post-doctoral fellowships

Fellowships at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel 2020
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The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre funded by the State of Lower Saxony. The scope of the library’s holdings constitutes a unique archive of European culture. Manuscripts, incunabula, rare books and special collections such as engravings, maps and 20th-century artists’ books, enable almost unlimited studies of cultures of knowledge in a global perspective. The library conducts its own research projects in the fields of medieval and early modern studies, holds conferences and organizes a vibrant programme of cultural activities. Among the topics which currently form the focus of the library’s own research programmes are cultural translation, material culture, the history of collections and collecting.

Fellowships have a residence requirement and guest researchers can be accommodated in the library’s guest houses for the duration of their fellowship. Fellowships funded by the State of Lower Saxony are open to all researchers who have already received their PhD. The international programme is open to all historically oriented disciplines.

The Academic Advisory Board will select of fellows who will be in residence during the calendar year 2020 at a meeting in the summer of 2019. The deadline for applications is 31. January 2019.

There are  two categories of fellowships:

Post-doc Fellowships

Early career scholars who are within 6 years of receiving their PhD, may apply for a long-term fellowship of between 6 and 10 months. The library will award from 4 to 6 such fellowships annually.

The monthly fellowship is € 2.200. The fellowship holder will receive a one-time reimbursement for the cost of travel to and from Wolfenbüttel (max. € 2.000). Fellows who bring their families to Wolfenbüttel may apply for a monthly child supplement (one child: € 300; two children € 400; three or more € 500).

*for applications submitted in January 2019 the PhD must have been awarded in 2013 or later.

Short-term Fellowships

The fellowships are addressed to a broad range of scholars of all career stages (from post-doc to emeriti) wishing to make a short visit in order to gather source material. Applications can be made for stays of between one and three months. The monthly fellowship is € 1.800. A travel subsidy will also be paid (between € 150 and max. € 650, depending on country of origin).

Please request an application form by email, stating your research topic and either the reference “post-doc” or “short-term”, depending on which programme you are interested in: forschung@hab.de

Regulations for the Award of Fellowships at the Herzog August Bibliothek.

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Harding; Tel. 05331-808-239; e-mail: forschung@hab.de

Further information on the library, its holdings and programmes may be found at www.hab.de

 

Senior-Fellowships: "Lessing-Fellowships"

funded by the Dr. phil. Fritz Wiedemann-Stiftung

Over the last years the Dr. phil. Fritz Wiedemann-Stiftung has hugely supported and promoted the Herzog August Bibliothek by funding various fellowship programs. The foundation is now helping the library to expand its activities in regard to Enlightenment studies by funding a senior fellowship programme for scholars working in this field.

The „Lessing-Fellowships“ are addressed at experienced scholars (full professors or comparable experience) who have intensively worked on the 18th century and wish to make a short visit in order to gather source material. They are open to applicants from Germany and abroad and from all disciplines.

The fellowship is awarded in the expectation that the fellow sees his or her guest status as an obligation to participate in the activities of the library and to further academic exchanges between young and senior scholars. The fellows will be asked to hold a public lecture on their research project.

We are announcing fellowships of six weeks. The grant is € 3.000 and the fellowship holder will receive a one-time reimbursement for the cost of travel to and from Wolfenbüttel. Applications are now being accepted for fellowships that could begin in October 2019 at the earliest (and must end in 2020). Applications can be sent by May 1st together with a project description, CV and list of publications to forschung@hab.de.

Senior-Fellowships: "Van Runset Voltaire-Fellowships"
funded by the Van Runset-Stiftung

The Van Runset foundation was established at the Herzog August Bibliothek in 2006 by the French literature scholar Dr Ute van Runset. Aim of the foundation is to promote Enlightenment studies at the library with a special emphasis on the French Enlightenment. It is now expanding its activities by a fellowship programme for scholars working in this field. The „Van Runset Voltaire-Fellowships“ are addressed at experienced scholars (full professors or comparable experience) who have intensively worked on the 18th century and wish to make a short visit in order to gather source material. They are open to applicants from Germany and abroad and from all disciplines.

Applications can be made for stays of between one and three months. The fellowship is € 2.500 per month. A travel subsidy will also be paid. Fellows who bring their families to Wolfenbüttel may apply for a monthly child supplement (one child: € 300; two children € 400; three or more € 500).

The fellowship is awarded in the expectation that the fellow sees his or her guest status as an obligation to be in study residence in Wolfenbüttel, to participate in the activities of the library and to further academic exchanges between young scholars and senior fellows in the informal atmosphere of the Wolfenbüttel community of guest researchers.

Application for fellowships that could begin in October 2019 (and end in 2020 at the latest) can be sent by April 1st together with a project description, CV and list of publications to: forschung@hab.de.

Information on the foundation: http://www.hab.de/en/home/about-us/friends-and-foundations/van-runset-foundation.html

HAB-Newberry Library Chicago

The Herzog August Bibliothek annually awards a two-month fellowship which is combined with a fellowship at
the Newberry Library Chicago. The aim is to support research projects which link the holdings of both libraries. Enquiries and applications should be addressed to the Newberry Library.

All enquiries on post-doctoral fellowships should be addressed to
Dr. Elizabeth Harding, Fellowship programmes, Herzog August Bibliothek, Postfach 1364, D-38299 Wolfenbüttel; Tel. 05331/808-239; Fax: 05331-/808-266; E-Mail: forschung@hab.de.