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LBI/DAAD Fellowships for Research in the Federal Republic of Germany


To provide financial assistance to doctoral students conducting research for their dissertation and to academics in the preparation of a scholarly essay or book.

The fellowship holders must agree to submit a brief report on their research activities upon conclusion of their fellowship. These awards are in conjunction with awards offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York, United States of America. Please see the website for further details external link.


Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America and PhD candidates or recent PhDs who have received their degrees within the preceding 2 years.

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  • Annual

Study Length

1 year

Award Value

A monthly stipend of approximately €1,000, health insurance and a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €775/West: 1,000).

Application procedure

Applicants must submit an application form, a curriculum vitae and a full description of the research project. Doctoral students must submit official transcripts of graduate and undergraduate work, written evidence that they are enrolled in a PhD programme and two letters of recommendation, one by their doctoral adviser and one by another scholar familiar with the work. Postdoctoral candidates must submit evidence of their degree, of which transcripts are not required, and two letters of recommendation from two colleagues familiar with their research. For any questions please email Dr. Frank Mecklenburg at .

Closing date

November 1st


The Leo Baeck Institute

Study Level

  • Doctorate

Leo Baeck Institute (LBI)

The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) is a research, study and lecture centre, a library and repository for archival and art materials. It is devoted to the preservation of original materials pertaining to the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.

Contact Details

  • 212 744 6400/212 294 8340
  • 212 988 1305
  • 15 West 16th Street (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)
    New York, NY
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) by using the links below.


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