Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme

Leo Baeck Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students who pursue their research in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Besides financial support for one year, the programme offers regular workshops, jointly organized by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.

The programme particularly aims at doctoral students who wish to carry out research in more than one country; it is open to students of any nationality at any institution of higher education.


  • University degree(s) with excellent marks
  • Date of latest degree not before February 2010
  • Formal qualification for doctoral studies
  • Doctoral research project focusing on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry

For the academic year 2013-14 up to twelve fellows will be selected for the programme. The fellowships are awarded for the period October 2013 to September 2014. Regular workshops and a common intranet encourage scholarship holders to present their research and discuss their methodology and findings with other fellows. Working languages are German and English. Students enrolled at a university in Germany may apply for an extension after the first year, if the Studienstiftung is able to provide the funding.

Application requirements:

  • Candidates are invited to submit the following documents in English or German:
  • Application form (download: *.doc, *.pdf )
  • Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the programme (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae with details on education, general interests and language skills
  • Photocopy/-copies of university degree(s), including marks/grading
  • Research proposal (5 pages)
  • Research schedule for the academic year 2013/14, including planned research trips
  • Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project
  • Second letter of recommendation

Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. For research trips and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on request. Tuition fees are not covered.

Deadline for application is the 1st February,  2013

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