Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen is one of the cooperating partners. The Fellowships address postdocs at US-American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg working on a research project. The institute invites early career scholars to join one of our research groups focusing on 1) Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider Atlantic and Global Contexts, 2) Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity, 3) Modern Jewish Studies: literary, intellectual and cultural history, and 4) European Intellectual History / History of Political Thought.
More information on the Fellowships can be found here: