Consolidator Fellowships

Consolidator Fellowships

The Historisches Kolleg is pleased to advertise up to 4 full-year Consolidator Fellowships for the 46th Kolleg year (1 October 2025 to 30 September 2026), including a new fellowship for the Global South (Africa)

The Consolidator Fellowships are aimed at postdocs from all historical disciplines. As a rule, they serve to allow the fellow to complete a habilitation. Remuneration of these fellowships is based on the W 2 salary scheme (see guidelines for the awarding of fellowships; french) The Consolidator Fellowships are currently endowed by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Bona Foundation, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (BAdW), the German Foundation Centre (DSZ), the Department of History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Friends of the Historisches Kolleg, among others. The funds for the Consolidator Fellowship aimed specifically at fellows from the Global South (Africa) are provided by the BAdW (cf. the English, French and German call for applications).

The fellows will be selected by the Board of Curators of the Historisches Kolleg with the support of external expert advisors. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2024. All applications will be treated confidentially. All decisions are final.

Here you can find questions and answers concerning the Consolidator Fellowship aimed specifically at fellows from the Global South. (French version)

Applications should be sent by email to the Managing Director of the Historisches Kolleg, Dr Karl-Ulrich Gelberg.


Dr. Karl-Ulrich Gelberg
Kaulbachstr. 15
80539 München
Tel. +49 (0)89 2866 3860

The Historisches Kolleg in Munich is an Institute of Advanced Study in the historically orientated sciences. Since 1988, the Historische Kolleg has been based in the Kaulbach Villa, located between the Bavarian State Library and the English Garden. It affords scholars the freedom to concentrate on completing a book project. This founding idea of the Kolleg has benefitted many important books that have had an impact beyond the discipline. As a venue for academic colloquia and lectures, it is a lively centre of historical research.

Freed from university teaching and administrative duties, the fellows can concentrate entirely on their academic projects during their year at the Kolleg and may take advantage of both a private office and the support of the Kolleg staff and student assistants. During their year at the Kolleg, each fellow presents his or her topic at a public lecture in the Kaulbach Villa. Fellows are required to live in Munich during their stay. The Kolleg’s office will provide assistance in finding accommodation. Subsidies for moving and rental costs are available.

The Kolleg is a public-private partnership. The Free State of Bavaria finances the basic operations of the Kolleg. The funds for the scholarships come from private donors.