Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study

Call for Applications:

Post-doctoral Fellowships for postdocs based at US-American universities or research institutions

Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen is one of the cooperating partners. The Fellowships address postdocs at US-American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg working on a research project. The Lichtenberg-Kolleg invites early career scholars to join one of its research teams. The research teams present research at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg with special focus on


  • Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider
    Atlantic and Global Contexts
  • Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and
    Religious Diversity
  • Modern Jewish Studies: literary, intellectual and
    cultural history
  • European Intellectual History / History of Political
    Thought





We are also welcoming applications by Post-Docs who work in different research areas as long as their research is connected to research projects in the humanities and social sciences in Göttingen. Prospective applicants are kindly asked to send their inquiries to lichtenbergkolleg@zvw.uni-goettingen.de.

Knowledge of German is not required as the Kolleg's and the research groups' working language is English.

Information for Applicants (PDF)


Please find more information here.