The BKM has been supporting doctoral students with the Immanuel-Kant-Stipendium for over two decades. It is awarded to those conducting research concerning the history and culture of Germans in Eastern Europe, as well as associated subjects, such as mutual relationships between Germans in the east and their neighbouring peoples.
The BKGE is responsible for the organisation and awarding of the scholarships and can support up to six dissertation projects per year.
Immanuel-Kant-Conference for Scholarship Holders
Our yearly Immanuel-Kant-Conference for scholarship holders provides a forum for the young researchers to exchange and present their research results. The participant’s conference papers will be published in the BKGE’s yearbook subsequently.
What will be funded?
Doctoral projects dealing with the history and culture of the Germans in Eastern Europe and related issues, especially concerning their mutual relationships with neighbouring peoples.
Where is the regional focus?
Silesia, Eastern Brandenburg, Pomeranian, East and West Prussia in modern Poland and Russia; earlier and current-day settlement areas of Germans in Eastern, Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe, primarily in Estonia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Serbia, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Romania.
Who can apply?
Potential applicants should have received outstanding exam results in their academic qualifications. Their planned work is expected to expand the current state of research in their field. Applications will be accepted from German and international applicants, and from university lecturers responsible for students at a German university.
The application for a grant should be informal.
Benefits of the scholarship
A basic scholarship of 1050,- Euro per month is granted for a period of two years. There may be supplementary payments (spouse, children and/or study abroad).
As a rule, our funding will last for two years.
An interdisciplinary academic selection panel appointed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) will be responsible for the awarding of the Immanuel-Kant Scholarship.
Application deadline and beginning of the scholarship period in 2018
Application period ends on 31/12/2017 (postmarked).
The scholarship period begins on 01/07/2018. Quarterly payments will occur after this date.
The text of the announcement you'll find here.
Applications may be submitted via Email as pdf. files, or by Mail. Please note that if you are sending us your application by mail we don’t accept files, binding or double-sided printing.
Application documents will not be returned to the applicant.
The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM)