GHI Washington Fellowship in the History of Race and Ethnicity

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6- to 12-month Fellowship in The History of Race and Ethnicity. Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: African American History or the history of any other ethnic or racial group in North America, the construction of race and ethnicity, the intersection of race and nationalism, the transformation of racial and ethnic concepts over time. It is essential that the proposed research projects make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography.

The fellowship term begins September 1, 2018. The Fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, DC, and participate in GHI activities and events. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.

The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe. The monthly stipend is € 2,000 for doctoral students and € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

Application date
1 Dec 2017
Date of residence
1 Sep 2018
6-12 months
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Humanities History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
Doctoral: € 2.000; postdoctoral: € 3.400/month