DFK Paris’s extensive scholarship program enables young researchers to conduct research in France and to exchange their topics with the DFK team of researchers.
The DFK Paris offers annual grants (from September 2018 to August 2019).
There are also short-term research grants (one to three months).
Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants
Once a year, supported by the Peters Beer Foundation, part of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to young academics (humanities and social sciences) with an international focus. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. Placements (at most one month per host country, shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas.
• travel costs for travel to the foreign institute and back;
• daily rates between € 27.00 and € 56.00 depending on the host country;
• lodging in one of the institute’s inexpensive guest rooms depending on the host country chosen and on availability.
Countries and regions
China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Turkey, USA
Conditions for application
Applications may be filed by highly qualified humanities and social science academics of any nationality (highest degree must be at least a Master, M.A., state examination or German Diplom) who have already published and can present a research plan. Applications for projects related to research priorities pursued by the Foundation’s institutes/branches will take precedence.
All application papers must be submitted in German or English. A complete application will comprise the following information:
• completed application form;
• a detailed presentation (max. 3-5 pages) of the intended research project, stating the sources which justify the stay in the specific host countries or at the institutes;
• copies of certificates (examinations, PhD certificate);
• list of publications;
• a reference opinion from an expert which should provide information on the applicant’s status and the progress of work and be sent directly to the Max Weber Foundation’s central office;
• a letter confirming supervision by the host institution in Germany, if applicable.
• Academic excellence
• Transnational topic
• Submitted project contributes to further academic qualification
Further information and contact:
The next deadline for applications is 12 October 2018.
The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) awards two annual grants (from September 2018 to August 2019).
The grants are mainly geared toward PhD and postdoctoral students in art history whose research projects are related to French art or art history. International candidates may apply. The candidates will be selected by the DFK Paris.
The financial aid usually consists of a monthly stipend of €1,700. Grant recipients also receive expertise on institutions and research and may use the institute’s facilities. Please send your application with a cv and a letter of recommendation, including a project description, timetable and sources (5 pages maximum), to the DFK Paris.
Applications should be sent in one single pdf by June 15th to
Please note that there will be no annual theme in 2018/2019.
The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) offers grants lasting one to three months for research projects that require travel to France because of the location of primary and/or secondary sources. These grants are aimed at PhD and postdoctoral students. A thematic link with the research projects of the DFK Paris is also possible.
The financial aid usually consists of a monthly stipend of €1,700. Grant recipients also receive expertise on institutions and research and may use the institute’s facilities. Please send your application with a cv, including a project description, timetable and sources (3 pages maximum), to the DFK Paris.
The selection comity is meeting three times per year. Applications can be submitted before January 15, May 15 and September 15.
Applications should be sent in one single pdf to
The DFK Paris’s grant conditions outline the center’s funding application parameters. These include the general objective, application requirements, selection of scholarship recipients, grant amounts and disbursement, but also obligations, revocation, and reimbursement.