Thursday, September 17, 2009

American Academy in Berlin Fellowship Program

This is a terrific opportunity:

The American Academy in Berlin
invites applications for its residential fellowships on a yearly basis. Applications for 2010-2011 are due in Berlin on October 1, 2009.

The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics and the hard sciences.

In addition to placing a high priority on the independent work of its fellows, the Academy is in a unique position to aid fellows in establishing professional and general networks both in Berlin and beyond. The Academy’s public outreach, which facilitates the introduction of a fellow's work to a wider audience, serves its mission of fostering transatlantic ties through cultural exchange.

Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year. Only the Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. The Academy’s elegantly furnished apartments at the Hans Arnhold Center are suitable for individuals and couples; limited accommodations are available for families with children. All fellows are expected to reside at the Hans Arnhold Center during the entire term of the award.

Fellowships are restricted to candidates who are based permanently in the US (US citizenship is not required and American expatriates are not eligible.) Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a doctorate at the time of application. The Academy weighs the general excellence of professional accomplishment and the proposal more than a project’s specific relevance to Germany. Although it is helpful to explain how a Berlin residency might contribute to the project’s further development, candidates need not be working on German topics.

Applications for Fellowships
during 2010–2011 or future academic years are due in Berlin on Thursday, October 1, 2009.
The American Academy in Berlin
Attn: Berlin Prize Fellowship Applications
Am Sandwerder 17-19
14109 Berlin
Tel: + 49 30 804 83 0

Note that the October 1 deadline is for receipt in Berlin of your hardcopy application. No e-mail. More information is here.

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