Advanced Fellowships

Call for Applications

The Historisches Kolleg invites applications for

up to 6 full-year fellowships

during the 45th academic year (1 October 2024-30 September 2025).


The Advanced Fellowships are aimed at scholars in all historical disciplines who are employed at universities or non-university research institutions and have demonstrated outstanding research achievements. They serve to complete a major academic monograph. German fellows are expected to take leave of absence from their university or research institution for the fellowship year while continuing to draw their salary. The Kolleg covers the costs of their replacement. Currently, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the C.H.Beck Foundation, the Free State of Bavaria and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Dis:connectivity in Processes of Globalisation” provide funding for the fellowships. The Fellowship of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dis:connectivity in Processes of Globalisation” is awarded for research in global history.

The Historisches Kolleg in Munich is an Institute for Advanced Study of all history-related disciplines. It is housed in the Kaulbach Villa between the Bavarian State Library and the English Garden. Fellowships at the Kolleg grant scholars the freedom to concentrate on completing a book project. This core idea of the Kolleg has helped produce many impactful books, many of which have found favour even beyond the field of history itself. As a venue for academic colloquia and lectures, the Kolleg is a lively centre of historical research.

The Fellows are selected by the board of trustees of the Historisches Kolleg with the support of external expert advisors. The application deadline is 30 April 2023. All applications will be treated confidentially. All decisions are final.

Applications should be directed by post or e-mail 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