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Cornell-Cologne Humanities Graduate Student Exchange Fellowship 2017-2018

Cornell’s Institute for German Cultural Studies (IGCS) is pleased to solicit applications for our graduate student exchange with the University of Cologne for the AY 2017-18.

The competition is open to current graduate students in the Humanities with a good knowledge of the German language (e.g. advanced/B2 level) who could benefit from a semester or a year researching in Cologne.

As part of the exchange, Cornell students receive 1,000 euros per month from Cologne for up to 10 months: we can send either one 1 graduate student for the full 10 months, or 2 graduate students for 5 months each (it can be the same semester). 

In your application, please indicate if you are applying for one or two semesters. If for one, please say for which term; if for two, please indicate if one semester would also suffice. (Note: The German academic year runs from mid October to mid July with a two month break from mid February to mid April between semesters.)

Application materials must include CV (complete with local address, telephone number and e-mail address), a clear and detailed rationale for study at the University of Cologne and/or its local archives (circa 1-2 pages, single-spaced), one letter of recommendation from a professor in the student’s field, and a brief statement of support for the time in Cologne from the special committee chair. Please contact Professor Paul Fleming ( with any questions.

DEADLINE:  All application material should be sent to Miriam Zubal (255-4047, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall on or before March 15, 2017.

Our exchange partner is Cologne University’s Humanities graduate school, a.r.t.e.s. (part of Cologne being awarded an “Exzellenz” status among German universities). For more information on a.r.t.e.s., please visit: