The American Academy in Berlin welcomes applications for emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around twenty Berlin Prizes are awarded annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. All fellows are expected to reside at the Hans Arnhold Center, which accommodates individuals as well as families with children. Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and individuals who are permanent residents. Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Candidates are asked to explain how an extended stay in Berlin is relevant to the development of their work.
Projects of interest to the Academy will strengthen transatlantic dialogues in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the discussion and development of projects of high caliber. Additionally, the Academy is interested in projects that address themes of migration and social integration, and inquiries on race in comparative perspective.
The deadline for application is September 30, 2017, at 6pm CET (12 noon EST). Applicants are encouraged to apply online.