Announcement: 2014 Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme

Ludwig Meidner, Portrait of Leo Baeck, 1953

Ludwig Meidner, Portrait of Leo Baeck, 1953

The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, and Leo Baeck Institute London have announced a February 1 deadline for applications for the Leo Baeck Fellowship program for the period  October 2014 to September 2015.

Aim of the Programme

Fellowships of the international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme are awarded to doctoral students who pursue their research in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Besides financial support for one year, the programme offers regular workshops, jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London. The programme particularly aims at doctoral students who wish to carry out research in more than one country; it is open to students of any nationality at any institution of higher education.


  • University degree(s) with excellent marks
  • Date of latest degree not before February 2011
  • Formal qualification for doctoral studies
  • Doctoral research project focusing on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry

Programme schedule

For the academic year 2014/15 up to twelve fellows will be selected for the programme. The fellowships are awarded for the period October 2014 to September 2015. Regular workshops and a common intranet encourage scholarship holders to present their research and discuss their methodology and findings with other fellows. Working languages are German and English. Students enrolled at a university in Germany may apply for an extension after the first year, if the Studienstiftung is able to provide the funding.


Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. For research trips and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on request. Tuition fees are not covered.


Candidates are invited to submit the following documents in English or German:

  • Application form (download from the website *.doc / *.pdf)
  • Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the programme (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae with details on education, general interests and language skills
  • Photocopy/-copies of university degree(s), including marks/grading
  • Research proposal (5 pages)
  • Research schedule for the academic year 2014/15, including planned research trips
  • Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project
  • Second letter of recommendation
  • The deadline for application is the 1st February 2014. We accept applications by e-mail (one pdf-document) or conventional mail. Only complete application sets will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in Frankfurt in April 2014.


Dr Matthias Frenz
Telephone +49 228 82096-283


Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Christine Schade
Ahrstraße 41, 53175 Bonn, Germany
Telephone +49 228 82096-281

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