Programme Description

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards research fellowships to junior scientists in the subjects of European history, history of religion and historical theology or any other historical disciplines.
The Institute supports research projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. The fellowship primarily finances projects
  • adopting a comparative or transnational approach,
  • on European history with regard to its international connectedness or
  • on intellectual, religious or theological history.

The IEG Fellowship provides junior scientists with the opportunity to pursue their individual research project, while living and working for a period of six to 12 months at the Institute. Every year around 20 fellowships are awarded. The monthly stipend amounts to EUR 1,350 for doctoral candidates and to EUR 1,800 for post-doctoral researchers. In addition, a family allowance will be paid, if necessary.

Target Group

doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers in the subjects of history, history of religion, historical theology or any other historical disciplines from Germany and abroad addressing the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern era until 1989/90.

Academic Requirements

higher-education degree at least: M.A., comprehensive degree course (state examination, Diplom), ecclesiastical examination or PhD

Number of Scholarships

about 20 fellowships for doctoral candidates and three for post-doctoral researchers


  • IEG scholarships for doctoral candidates: six to 12 months
  • IEG scholarships for post-doctoral researchers: six to 12 months

Scholarship Value

  • monthly base amount of EUR 1,350 for doctoral candidates and of EUR 1,800 for post-doctoral researchers
  • family allowance, if necessary

Application Papers

The IEG calls for applications from doctoral candidates twice a year. Application deadlines are 15 February and 15 August of each year. For post-doctoral researchers the deadline is 15 October of each year.

Please find all application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Further information regarding the next call for applications can be found here

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