Friday, July 30, 2010

Fellowships at the American Academy in Berlin

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the 2011–2012 as well as future academic years. The application deadline is October 1, 2010. Applications can be submitted online through the Academy’s website.

The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 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 natural sciences.

In addition to placing high priority on supporting the independent projects of its fellows, the Academy endeavors to aid fellows in expanding their professional networks and broader awareness of their work in Berlin and beyond. The Academy’s public outreach, which facilitates the introduction of fellows’ work to a wider audience, serves its mission of fostering transatlantic ties through cultural exchange....

Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required and American expatriates are not eligible to apply. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. The Academy gives priority to the scholarly merit and significance of the proposal rather than the 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.
Current fellows include David Abraham, University of Miami, who is working on "The Boundaries and Bounds of Citizenship: Recognition and Redistribution in the US, Germany, and Israel." Further details and application information are here.