Research grants funded by the State of Lower Saxony

Next application deadline: January 31, 2022

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 2022 the PhD must have been awarded in 2016 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).

Application for a fellowship at the Herzog August Bibliothek

For your application please request the application forms for the respective fellowship program at forschung@hab.de, stating your research focus and the keyword "Post-doc" or "Short-term". Reviewers will be appointed to evaluate the applications, and the Scientific Advisory Board will select the fellows. You can find the guidelines for the awarding of scholarships in the download area on the right.

 

HAB-Newberry Library Chicago

The Herzog August Bibliothek annually awards one-month fellowships, which are combined with a fellowship at the Newberry Library Chicago. The goal is to support a research project based on the holdings of both libraries. Enquiries and applications should be addressed to the Newberry Library (short-term-fellowships/long-term-fellowships).

 

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 for which it runs 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 2021 (and end in 2022 at the latest) can be sent by April 1st together with a project description, CV and list of publications to forschung@hab.de.

You can find more information about the foundation here.

 

Senior Fellowships: "Lessing Fellowships"

funded by the Fritz Wiedemann Foundation

The Dr. phil. Fritz Wiedemann-Stiftung has funded several temporary fellowship programs at the Herzog August Bibliothek, thereby providing substantial support for the library's work. A new senior fellows programme in the field of Enlightenment research is currently being funded ("Lessing Fellowships", sponsored by the Wiedemann Foundation). Two fellowships are available each year. (Applications are currently not being accepted; last call: 2019).