The American Friends of Marbach (AFM) are able to award six summer dissertation fellowships of $4,000 each to Ph.D. candidates from American universities doing research in the field of German Studies at the DLA.
These grants are meant to be taken over the summer break. Two of them have been granted by the Max Kade Foundation in New York; one is named after its donor »The David Detjen Research Grant«; another one is the recently established »Egon Schwarz Research Grant«. In addition, the American Friends of Marbach are able to offer two »AFM Summer Research Grants« out of their own funds.
All grantees benefit from the excellent services that the DLA provides to researchers. Researchers can also participate in a weekly »Stipendiaten-Café«, where international stipend-holders and fellow humanists have the opportunity to network and present their work to one another. Depending on availability, the well-appointed Collegienhaus on the grounds of the DLA offers an excellent option for lodging.
Please submit a 1-2 page project description which should include a brief statement about the relevance of the holdings at the DLA for the project, a current C.V. and arrange for one letter of recommendation from the dissertation adviser to be sent to Prof. Johannes von Moltke (University of Michigan): firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2021. Decisions will be announced before the end of April.
COVID-19: As of February 2021, the DLA is closed to the public until at least March 7th (please see the DLA Website for updated information). Given the evolving shape of the pandemic, awards will be made contingent on national and international public health regulations. Access to the archive may be limited and it will be the responsibility of awardees to ensure that they meet any vaccination, quarantine, or mitigation requirements in planning their research stay.
Prof. Johannes von Moltke
Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
812 E. Washington Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275
Telephone: +1 734 764 8018