The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre funded by the State of Lower Saxony. The scope of the library’s holdings constitutes a unique archive of European culture. Manuscripts, incunabula, rare books and special collections such as engravings, maps and 20th-century artists’ books, enable almost unlimited studies of cultures of knowledge in a global perspective. The library conducts its own research projects in the fields of medieval and early modern studies.
Fellowships are open to all researchers who have already received their PhD. The international programme welcomes applications from all historically oriented disciplines. Fellowships have a residence.
There are two categories of fellowships:
- Post-doc Fellowships: Early career scholars who are within 6 years of receiving their PhD, may apply for a long-term fellowship of between 6 and 10 months. The library will award from 4 to 6 such fellowships annually. For applications submitted in January 2023, the PhD must have been awarded in 2017 or later.
- Short-term Fellowships: The fellowships are addressed to a broad range of scholars of all career stages (from post-doc to emeriti) wishing to make a short visit in order to gather source material. Applications can be made for stays of between one and three months.