The Berlin Prize 2014-2015
The American Academy in Berlin welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others (see Fellows 2013-2014 or an overview of the Alumni.)
Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year. The Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. The Academy’s furnished apartments at the Hans Arnhold Center are suitable for individuals and couples; we also offer accommodations for families with children. All fellows are expected to reside at the Hans Arnhold Center during the entire term of the award.
Who can apply
Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required, and American expatriates are not eligible. Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields – such as journalism, law, filmmaking, or public policy – must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application. Although it is helpful to explain how a Berlin residency would contribute to further professional development, candidates need not be working on German topics.
Please note that the next opportunity for music composers to apply for the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition is spring 2014. The Guna S. Mundheim Berlin Prize in the Visual Arts is an invitation-only competition. We do not accept applications in mathematics and the hard sciences.
DeadlineApplications are due by September 2nd, 2013 (12 pm EST or 6 pm CET). We encourage applicants to apply online.