List of External Fellowships

Upon completing their coursework and qualifying exams, Carolina-Duke graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply to external fellowship. Some of the external funding sources students have considered in the past include the following North American and European opportunities.

North American Fellowships

Summer Research Grants at the Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature, Washington University in St. Louis

Intended for doctoral candidates who wish to use the Center's collection of contemporary literature, these fellowships support students anywhere from four to eight weeks in the summer.

American Friends of Marbach

The AFM award four dissertation grants of $4.000 each meant for Ph.D. candidates from American universities doing research in the field of German Studies at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv (DLA) in Marbach (normally during the summer break).

German Historical Institute

The GHI offers programs for doctoral students and post-docs on a wide variety of topics that change every year. Past topics include kinship, the history of religion and migration.

The Leo Baeck Institute

This New York-based institute offers fellowships to students and scholars working on German-Jewish culture and history.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, this funding is designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

The Mellon/ACLS Fellowship

The Mellon/ACLS Fellowship support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral & Dissertation Fellowships

This support is designed for doctoral students who still require a minimum of 3 years to complete their degree, and who are engaged with and committed to diversity in education.

German Fellowships 

The Marbach Fellowship Program

Based at the the Deutsche Literaturarchiv (DLA) in Marbach, this support is intended for innovative research that seeks to use the holdings in the Archive.

DAAD Short- and Long-Term Fellowships

The German Academic Exchange Service offers support for advanced students researching or writing their dissertations.

Fulbright Study & Research Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers doctoral candidates research fellowship in all of German-speaking Europe. This funding includes opportunities in Austria (Fulbright-Mach awards) and Switzerland.

Herzog August Bibliothek Fellowship Program, Wolfenbüttel

This support is intended for students and scholars who seek to work with the medieval and early modern library holdings in Wolfenbüttel and whose projects in the humanities are historically-oriented.

Stiftung Klassik Weimar

This prestigious foundation offers fellowships to students and scholars who seek to work with its library holdings and whose projects deal with European cultural history (from the early modern period to the contemporary).

Das Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche 

This institution offers short-term fellowships to students and scholars working on a topic that can broadly be conceived as "modern."

The  Berlin Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers several fellowships, including several for doctoral students. Students are affiliated with the Freie Universität Berlin and participate in the program’s dissertation colloquium.