Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S. and Germany
Via its funding initiative "Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the USA" the Volkswagen Foundation aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities. In this funding initiative the Volkswagen Foundation works closely together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.
Within the context of these postdoctoral fellowships, the two foundations cooperate with several universities and research institutes of excellence in Germany and in the USA. Notwithstanding, in principle applicants are able to nominate their own choice of university or research institute as the cooperating institution hosting their individual research sojourn.
The institutions participating seek applications in a number of fields, including archaeology, history, literature, bibliography, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, African studies, religion, art history, cultural studies, history of science, medieval studies and the humanities generally.