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Apply For The 2019-20 Berlin Prize

Apply for the 2019-20 Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Berlin Prize, a semester-long residential fellowship that seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through independent projects of the highest scholarly merit. 

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.

Approximately 24 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts. 

For the 2019-20 application, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, questions of race in comparative perspective, and the interplay of exile and return. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Learn more about the Berlin Prize, read our FAQs, and apply online here. 

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