The international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme awards fellowships to doctoral students who carry out research into the German-Jewish Studies on history and culture.
Projects on any period or field (including literature, philosophy, history, musicology), and any region (such as Europe, Israel, the Americas), are welcome, as long as they relate to German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the programme offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to network. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All fellows remain at their home institution, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.
Up to ten fellows will be selected for the programme in the academic year 2024/25. The fellowships run from October 2024 to September 2025. Fellows receive a grant of 1,550 € a month. In addition a monthly research allowance of 100 € is available. Fellows can also apply for supplements for health insurance (max. 100 €/month) and childcare, as well as travel allowances to support research tips and participation at conferences abroad. Contributions to tuition fees outside Germany may also be granted (max. 10,000 €). All funding is provided in accordance with the general regulations issued by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).