The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is inviting applications for research fellowships for 2018. The aim of the fellowships is to support and promote academic work in the fields of textbook and educational media research. Applications are welcome from doctoral candidates and established academics, as well as individuals both in Germany and around the world who work on textbook composition, for textbook publishers or whose didactic work influences curricula and textbooks. The GEI grants enable recipients to spend a dedicated period using the research library and meeting with colleagues to exchange ideas and information. The respective research project must be linked to the collection held in the GEI research library.

Research fellows receive a monthly grant of 1,000 EUR. Fellowships generally cover stays from two to a maximum of four weeks. Travel allowances may be payable to fellowship recipients who have to travel a long distance, providing funds are available. Applicants that intend to apply for a travel allowance must state this in their application. The allowance covers up to 50% of the grant holder’s travel expenses, to a maximum of 500 EUR when funds are available.

This year we are particularly seeking applications from Ukrainian candidates, as additional grants are available through the Marga und Kurt Möllgaard-Stiftung a foundation within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

Established academics or educational practitioners are also invited to apply for the Otto Bennemann Grant, which provides recipients with 2,000 EUR a month.

The deadline for applications is 15th September 2017. Applications should comprise the following documents, sent as one PDF document to

  • the completed application form,
  • a brief curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s professional background and/or academic career to date, current position and language skills (max. two pages),
    a list of the five most relevant publications
  • an outline of the project detailing the research subject, aims and methodology (max. 3 pages),
  • a list of literature (bibliography) in the GEI collection that the applicant wishes to consult during his or her stay,
  • a schedule of the work planned during the stay at the GEI.

Fellowship holders must spend the period covered by the grant residing in Braunschweig, Germany. Accommodation may be available in the guest rooms or apartments provided by the Association of Friends and Supporters of the GEI.

Further information regarding the application process, including the application form to download, is available here.

Further information on the Otto Bennemann Grant can be found here.