The American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that was founded in 1952 to strengthen German-American relations. Today, the ACG works across generations to provide a deeper, more nuanced understanding about Germany, Europe, and the importance of the transatlantic partnership.

Hunt Fellowship

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture was established in 2003 to support the next generation of American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. Hunt Fellows undertake archival research, conduct interviews, and meet with their transatlantic counterparts to gain a better understanding of German society.

Applicants should present a project proposal of three to five pages detailing their plans, including the background, scope of the research, the general sources and institutions with whom they would like to consult, and the relevance for the transatlantic relationship. A research itinerary for the fellowship duration will be further developed with the Program Director. Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 21 days.


Candidates for the Hunt Fellowship must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States;
  • Have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience;
  • Be in the final stages or have recently completed a PhD.


Applications are accepted twice a year. See fellowships website for dates.

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