The private foundations Dr. Günther Findel-Stiftung/Rolf und Ursula Schneider-Stiftung run fellowship programmes for doctoral candidates in Wolfenbüttel. These programmes are open to applicants from Germany and abroad and from all disciplines. They fund young scholars who are working on projects linked to the Herzog August Bibliothek’s holdings. The Herzog August Bibliothek functions as one of Europe’s most important research libraries. Its unique rare book and manuscript holdings and special collections, such as print, painting and historical map collections, are famous all around the world.
Applicants may apply for a fellowship of between 2 and 10 months. The fellowship is € 1.100 per month. Fellowship holders are housed in library accommodation for the duration of the fellowship and pay the rent from their fellowship. There is also an allowance of € 100 per month to cover costs of copying, reproductions etc. Candidates can apply for a travel allowance, if no funds are available to them from other sources. Fellows are required to be in residence in Wolfenbüttel for the duration of their fellowship.
The library is also calling for applications for a fellowship of two months in the field of the history of music. This fellowship is a bequest from musicologist Dr Gudrun Busch who worked intensively with the library’s holdings for many years.
Fellowships are awarded by the Foundations Boards. Terms and conditions as stated above apply. Please request an application form which details all the documents which need to be submitted.
Beginning of fellowship (at the earliest): April 1st, 2017. Application deadline: October 1st, 2016.
Dr. Elizabeth Harding
Herzog August Bibliothek, Postfach 1364,