Research grants funded by the State of Lower Saxony 2025

Next application deadline: January 31, 2024, start: January 1, 2025

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 2024 the PhD must have been awarded in 2018 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 ed.ba1695397136h@gnu1695397136hcsro1695397136f1695397136, 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.



Postdoc-Stipendium für ostmitteleuropäische Wissenschaftler:innen in Gotha, Halle und Wolfenbüttel (3 Monate)

for more information please go to the German website (de)


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).