Berlin Prize | American Academy in Berlin

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End: September 25, 2020
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The American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic relations in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy through the development of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients include art historians, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers of fiction and nonfiction, legal scholars, political scientists, diplomats, and policy experts. The Academy will also award a Richard C. Holbrooke fellowship for a project that explores diplomatic approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed conflicts to environmental challenges to the impact of new technologies.

Approximately twenty Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester and  include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Hans Arnhold Center. 

Candidates should explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to their work. Proposals need not focus on German topics, but the Academy is interested in projects that will resonate with Berlin audiences.

Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Candidates in academic disciplines must hold a PhD. Most successful candidates have published at least one monograph or a number of peer-reviewed articles.

Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications.

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