Thursday, 3 June 2010

Germany:HUNT Fellowships 2010 By The American Council on Germany


The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture was launched in 2003 to enable promising American academics to probe issues of both historical and contemporary significance.

Germany has made significant contributions to western culture and society, yet its history also has had profound repercussions – which have been felt throughout the world. The writing of this history has been an international project. More specifically, North American scholars have joined with their German counterparts and made important contributions to an understanding of the German people. The American Council on Germany’s Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship is intended to promote the cooperative study of Germany. Named in honor of the Harvard historian who devoted much of his career to assisting and mentoring younger scholars, this fellowship provides support for individuals interested in the political, social, and cultural history of Germany. While Dr. Hunt spent most of his career in a university setting, his interests and work extend well beyond academia. He served as President of the American Council on Germany for 15 years before being named to his current position of Vice Chairman.

The fellowship program aims to serve academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in Ph.D. programs who are finishing their dissertation). This fellowship is open to scholars with an academic affiliation and to those who are independent or have other professional associations. All applicants must hold United States citizenship. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs; however, no prior experience in Germany is required. While helpful, knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany.

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship award covers the costs of pre-approved international and domestic travel and a per diem of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. Following the completion of the trip, fellows submit a report summarizing their findings.

Fellows are selected through a competitive application process. The selection committee for the Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship will evaluate applications based on the following criteria: the contribution the project will make to a better understanding of German history (and more specifically, the political, social, and cultural components); the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant.

Applicants should submit the following materials:
1) A cover letter outlining the applicant’s professional and personal objectives for the fellowship;
2) A project proposal of at least two pages;
3) A current CV; and
4) Two letters of reference.

Send all materials to:
Selection Committee, Hunt Fellowship Program
American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022 USA

Application Postmark Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

For more information, please contact Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, at 212-826-3636 or


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