Creating free work space ...

... is the central idea of the Historisches Kolleg. Since 1980 it has offered excellent scholars the freedom to spend a whole year researching, thinking and writing in order to complete a major work (starting in October and ending  the following September) . Under ideal conditions, the scholarship recipients can concentrate on their work, free from obligations at their universities. Munich is an outstanding scientific location with excellent libraries, research institutions and archives within short distance to the Kaulbach-Villa, which is a quiet place central between the Bavarian State Library and the English Garden.

Senior Fellowships

In each Kolleg year, Senior Fellowships are awarded to established scholars of all historically oriented disciplines who are employed at universities or non-university research institutions and who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements.

Junior Fellowships

The Junior Fellowships are aimed at postdoctoral students of all historically oriented subjects working towards completing a Habiliationsschrift or a second book.

Honorary Fellowships

Since 2009, the Honorary Fellowship has enabled outstanding scholars to live and work at the Historisches Kolleg for a shorter period of time (maximum six months).

Invitation of Applications 2023/2024

Information about the fellowships 2023/2024.

Official scholarship announcement 2023/2024

The official text of the scholarship announcement for the college year 2023/2024 (in German).

Richtlinien für die Vergabe von Stipendien

The directive of fellowship (in German).

Datenschutzhinweise für Bewerberinnen und Bewerber

Data protection information on the processing of personal data in the context of your application (in German).