Immanuel-Kant-Stipendium for doctoral students

Immanuel Kant Stipendium

The Immanuel-Kant-Stipendium provides funding for doctoral students who are studying transnational and transcultural relationships in Eastern Europe, particularly with respect to the German-speaking population. Applications can be submitted to the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE).

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • projects in the areas of history and politics, European ethnology, art history, literary and language history, migration research and social science will be considered
  • the regional focus is placed on the historic East Prussian provinces and the German settlement areas in Eastern, Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe
  • doctorate at a German university or affiliation to a German university
  • applications can be submitted either by candidates themselves, or by their supervising tutors at a German university

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • monthly stipend of 1,550 euros for a period of two years
    (Scholarships are subject to availability of funds.)
  • additional allowances for a spouse, children and study abroad

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for applications is 31 December 2020; the scholarship period begins on 1 July 2021.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Immanuel-Kant-Stipendium (Grants)