The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2018-19. The deadline is Friday, September 29, 2017 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET).
The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2018-19, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective.
For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.
Approximately twenty Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, historians, musicologists, journalists, poets and writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin’s Wannsee district.
Fellowships are restricted to US residents. US citizenship is not required. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application.
Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions.
Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. Recipients of 2018-19 Berlin Prizes will be notified in late February 2018.
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