Fellowships

The purpose of the fellowships and research stipends offered by the Georg Eckert Institute is to provide both young and established academics, as well as authors of textbooks, with extensive access to the textbook collections in the Institute's library as well as the opportunity to take a comparative approach to their work and to consult and work closely with academic colleagues in Germany and abroad. The Institute enables its fellowship and stipend holders to suspend other commitments for the duration of their funding and thus dedicate themselves wholly to their research interests. The GEI's staff provide organisational and academic support to research fellows and stipend holders, enabling them to take advantage of the forum of lively academic discussion and international, interdisciplinary communication offered by the Institute.

Research Fellowships of the Institute

The Institute's research fellowships and stipends are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and by the Friends and Supporters of the Georg Eckert Institute. The Georg Eckert Institute awards short-term research fellowships of between two and four weeks' duration. Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, before 15 September of a given year for fellowships commencing the following year. You can find further details on the application procedure here.

Otto Bennemann Grant

The Institute also awards the Otto Bennemann Grant for the promotion of methodologically innovative work in international textbook research. The fellowship is funded by the Otto Bennemann Foundation. Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, before 15 September of a given year for fellowships commencing the following year. You can find further details on the application procedure here.

Möllgaard Grant

This fellowship programme, funded by an endowment from the Marga and Kurt Möllgaard Foundation, enables the GEI to support guest researchers from the Ukraine and neighbouring countries in central and Eastern Europe by providing a bursary to cover research stays at the GEI. Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, before 15 September of a given year for fellowships commencing the following year. You can find further details on the application procedure here.

Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow

The Georg Arnhold Senior Fellowship includes a research stay of up to six months at the GEI and offers outstanding scholars and experienced practitioners in the field of peace education the opportunity to carry out work in the area of education for sustainable peace, preferably with a focus on educational media and transformation societies, and to discuss their project and findings with other scholars and practitioners at the Georg Arnhold Program’s annual international Summer Conference. The call for applications is announced each autumn. You can find more information on the application process here.

Fieldwork Scholarships in IRC  Projects

The Georg Eckert Institute collaborates with the research and innovation arm of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Airbel Impact Lab, within the remit of the Georg Arnhold Program, in order to promote research and activities in the field of education for sustainable peace. The fellowship allows selected individuals to travel to IRC field locations and work closely with the organisation’s staff in undertaking work which furthers the interests of both the IRC and the fellow. The fellowship provides an opportunity for researchers to bring their research, theories and methods into the field, to develop new methods or to learn from ongoing development projects and on-site initiatives for their own research. The application process starts with a workshop at the Georg Arnhold Program’s annual International Summer Conference, which takes place each summer. You can find more information on the application process on this website.