Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme for International Students

Federal Ministry for Education and Research – Academic Foundation and Leo Baeck Institute London are offering Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme to doctoral students who pursue their research in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Fellowship is open to students of any nationality at any institution of higher education. For the academic year 2018/19 up to twelve fellows will be selected for the programme.  The deadline for application is the  February 1, 2018.
Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Course Level:  Fellowships are available for doctoral students who wish to carry out research in more than one country
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of history and culture of Central European Jewry
  • Scholarship Award: Fellows receive a stipend of 1,350 EUR per month, generally supplemented by a monthly research allowance of 100 EUR. For research trips and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on application. Tuition fees are not covered.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to twelve fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in All fellows remain at their home institution, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants of any nationality can apply for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. University degree(s) with outstanding marks
  2. Date of latest degree not before February 2015
  3. Formal qualification for doctoral studies
  4. Research project focussing on the history and culture of Central European Jewry
  • English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over English language.

Application Procedure: 
How to Apply: Candidates are invited to submit the following documents in English or German:
  • Application form (in German, PDF, 0.1 MBDOC, 0.1 MB)
  • Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the programme (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae with details on education, general interests and language skills
  • Photocopy of university degree(s), including marks/grading
  • Research proposal (5 pages)
  • Research schedule for the academic year 2018/19, including planned research trips
  • Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project
  • Second letter of recommendation