The American Academy in Berlin
Applications due by September 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM Eastern
The American Academy offers residential fellowships to 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.
Candidates should explain how their projects will benefit from a residency in Berlin, but they do not need to be working on German topics.
Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required, and American expatriates are not eligible.
Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields – such as journalism, law, filmmaking, or public policy – must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application.
Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year.
Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, Academy accommodations, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month.
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