The writing of this history has been an important international project, as Germany’s significant contributions to Western culture and society and the profound repercussions of its past continue to resonate around the world. In this spirit of the cooperative study of Germany, Hunt Fellows from the United States cross the Atlantic to undertake archival research, conduct interviews, and join their German counterparts in making significant contributions to the understanding of the German people.
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 pre-approved international and inter-city 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.
Fellows are selected through a competitive application process. The selection committee evaluates applications 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. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs, no prior experience in Germany is required. The fellowship program aims to serve – but is not limited to – postgraduate students in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in Ph.D. programs who are finishing their dissertation). Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite.
How to Apply
Please submit the following:
1) a cover letter outlining personal and professional objectives for the fellowship;
2) a current curriculum vitae;
3) a project proposal of at least two pages; and
4) two letters of recommendation.
Applications may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
Selection Committee, Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship
American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022
For more information, contact Robin Cammarota-Nicolson, Fellowship Coordinator, at email@example.com or 212-826-3636.
Deadline for Goldman
and Hunt Fellowships:
July 1, 2013