Open Calls

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"Environment and Society" Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities and social sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society within an interdisciplinary setting. 

For further information, please see the Call for Applications.

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of 2017 and will be able to join the program either in April or October 2017.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

"Class of Literature" Doctoral Program

The Class of Literature, integrated into the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich is one of the most renowned doctoral programs in its field in Germany, and is supported by all faculties involved in literary studies at LMU Munich. The program offers a systematically structured curriculum with an emphasis on academic research, covering new ground both in terms of organisation and of professional specialization.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

"American History - History of the Americas" Doctoral Program

The Amerika-Institut at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) offers highly qualified students the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree on the social, cultural, economic and political history and present of the USA, Canada and the Americas. The doctoral program "American History - History of the Americas", which is part of the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich as its Class of Culture and History (CoHist), provides a structural framework for doctoral candidates, which promotes independent research, enhances the quality of their graduate work and supports them with individualized supervision through the whole process.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century.


  • U.S. & Canadian nationals, permanent residents, or long-term residents

  • Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers 

    • Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.


  • German Studies Association (GSA) – the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines
Rachel Carson Center (RCC) for Environment and Society Fellowship

The center awards fellowships to post-doctoral scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should ideally pertain to the central theme of the RCC: transformations in environment and society.

The Carson Center offers five types of fellowships:

  • Carson writing fellowships
  • Interdisciplinary writing fellowships
  • Outreach fellowships
  • Short-term fellowships
  • SoF fellowships


  • post-doctoral researcher