Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship For The Study of German Politics, Society, And Culture

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture were established in 2003 to support American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany.

The fellowships are in recognition of ACG Vice Chairman Richard M. Hunt, who devoted much of his career as a Harvard University historian to mentoring younger scholars. Dr. Hunt also served as President of the American Council on Germany for 15 years.

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship award covers the costs of preapproved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany, and following the completion of the trip, fellows submit a report summarizing their findings.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee organized by the American Council on Germany. Applications are evaluated based on: the contribution the project will make to a better understanding of contemporary Germany in historical context; the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant.

To apply, please submit:

  • An application form;
  • A cover letter outlining the personal and professional objectives for the fellowship;
  • A two-page minimum project proposal as described above;
  • A current resume; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.


Candidates for the Hunt Fellowship program must demonstrate that they:
  • Are 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline;
  • Are a U.S. citizen residing in the United States;
  • Must be pursuing or have completed a Ph.D.;
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

The application deadline is Monday, July 20, 2015. 

Applications must be emailed to: fellowships@acgusa.org


Have Questions?

For more information, please contact us at 212-826-3636 or fellowships@acgusa.org

Deadline for Applications:

The application deadline is Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 

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