Senior Fellowships

The Historisches Kolleg is offering the following scholarships for the

43rd college year (1 October 2022-30 September 2023):

up to 6 candidates will be awarded a year-long Senior and Junior Fellowship.

The Senior Fellowships are aimed at scholars from all historical disciplines who are active at universities or non-university research institutions and who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements. They serve to conclude a major scientific monograph. Senior Fellows can hold a scientific colloquium on their research topic during the college year. The results of the conference will be published in the series "Schriften des Historischen Kollegs: Colloquia" series. German Senior Fellows are expected to be granted a leave of absence by their university or research institution for the Kolleg year and continued payment of remuneration. The Kolleg will cover the costs of their substitution. The Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Free State of Bavaria and the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) Munich-Berlin are currently providing funds for the Senior Fellowship. The Senior Fellowship of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) at the Historisches Kolleg is awarded on an epoch-specific basis for research on the "long 20th century".

The Historisches Kolleg in Munich is an Institute for Advanced Study of the historically oriented sciences. Since 1988, the Historisches Kolleg has been located in the Kaulbach-Villa between the Bavarian State Library and the English Garden. Through scholarships, it grants scholars the freedom to concentrate on completing a book project. This founding idea of the Kolleg is responsible for the creation of numerous works that also have an impact beyond the subject area. As a place of scientific colloquia and lectures, it is a lively center of historical research.

The selection of Fellows is carried out by the Board of Trustees of the Historisches Kolleg; in addition, external expert opinions are obtained. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021. All applications will be treated confidentially. Legal recourse is excluded.

Further information on the official text of the scholarship announcement for the Kolleg year 2022/2023.

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


Dr. Karl-Ulrich Gelberg
Kaulbachstrasse 15
80539 Munich
Phone +49 (0)89 2866 3860