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Apply Now for the DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship Program 2024!

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Introduction to the DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship Program

The DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship Program has officially opened up its doors for applications for the year 2024. This exciting opportunity is available for enthusiastic scholars and specialists who are deeply interested in the issues that are shaping the German-American relationship. Whether you are passionate about cultural exchange, international politics, or any other related field, this fellowship program is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your knowledge and expertise. Don’t miss this chance to expand your horizons and contribute to the important work of fostering greater understanding and cooperation between Germany and the United States! This article provides a thorough overview of the fellowship program. Keep reading to learn more about the fellowship program, the eligibility criteria, and the method of application.

About the DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship Program

The DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship Program is funded by the generous Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) grant. This fellowship program invites both senior and junior researchers to the American-German Institute (AGI) in Washington, DC. The program offers research stays lasting two to four months and provides several benefits, including a monthly stipend of up to €3,204, travel support, and office space at AGI. In addition, the program provides access to the AGI’s extensive library resources as well as opportunities to network with leading experts in the field. Fellows will also get the opportunity to attend AGI’s weekly colloquia and other public events.

Eligibility Criteria

To be able to apply for the fellowship program, applicants need to be:

  • German nationals (doctoral candidates, junior academics, and academics)
  • Non-German individuals permanently residing in Germany (doctoral candidates, junior academics, and academics)
  • German and non-German individuals affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies outside the United States

Duties of Fellows

Fellows will engage in research related to transatlantic relations, focusing on the following areas: 

  • policy, 
  • politics, 
  • economics, 
  • Law,
  • education, 
  • social sciences, 
  • humanities. 

Over the course of their fellowship, participants will have the opportunity to present their research findings, engage in networking opportunities with leading experts in their field, and make valuable contributions towards AGI’s mission of strengthening and promoting the German-American partnership. Whether through conducting groundbreaking research or collaborating with other fellows, participants will gain invaluable experience and insights that will help them make a meaningful impact in their respective fields.

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following documents in English:

  • A brief cover letter stating your eligibility and how you learned about the fellowship
  • Curriculum vitae with a publication list (if applicable)
  • Project proposal (5-7 pages) outlining your research, its relevance to AGI’s mission, and your reasons for choosing AGI and Washington, DC
  • Two recent letters of reference (for PhD students and recent PhDs)
  • Proficiency in English is required

Note that the application deadline is November 19, 2023. Successful applicants must obtain a J-1 visa (AGI will provide guidance). Be sure to email your application to Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants.

The DAAD/AGI Research Fellowship Program 2024 offers you the chance to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience through research while also providing ample opportunities for networking and fostering transatlantic dialogue. By participating in this fellowship, you will be able to make a significant difference in your field of research as well as in the wider academic community. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to expand your horizons and make meaningful contributions. Start your journey today by clicking the link below to apply!


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