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VolkswagenStiftung & Mellon Foundation Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S. and Germany


The Call for applications for the academic year 2019/20 ended September 11, 2018 (download here).


The VolkswagenStiftung and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite postdoctoral researchers in the humanities to apply for fellowships. The programme addresses young researchers (postdocs) in the humanities from the U.S. and Germany seeking to spend an academic year at a research institution in the respective other country.

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is one of 14 research institutions in Germany participating as a partner and host organization in this joint fellowship programme of the Volkswagen Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Who: Academics from the U.S. and Germany, minimum requirement: doctorate
  • Disciplines: humanities
  • When to apply: Annual call for applications, Call for applications for the academic year 2019/20 ended September 11, 2018
  • Period of funding: 9 – 12 months
  • Financing: Volkswagenstiftung and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • More Information: Fellowships in the Humanities
  • FRIAS contact person: Dr. Katrin Brandt

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