The Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association is a consortium that brings together the research activities of three significant institutions: the German Literature Archive Marbach , the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel. Collectively these institutions are custodians of collections spanning more than 500 years of German and European literature, ideas and culture. Supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the association provides the framework for research work on three projects
The three institutions are calling for applications for several fellowships in the field of Digital Humanities, ideally lasting six months (at least three, a maximum of twelve). The programme is open to all disciplines and is directed towards young scholars (graduates at Master level) from Germany and abroad. Applicants must be working on a project linked to the interests and collections of at least one of the three institutions and make use of methods and techniques from the Digital Humanities (for example, Markup Methods for Electronic Editions, Stylometry, Topic Modelling, Visualisation). Prospective applicants should contact the relevant collection department for further information on the holdings of interest prior to preparing an application.
Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach | Postfach 1162 | D-71666 Marbach am Neckar
Tel. +49 (0) 7144/848-103
Klassik Stiftung Weimar | Postfach 2012 | D-99401 Weimar
Tel. +49 (0) 3643/545-579
Herzog August Bibliothek | Postfach 1364 | D-38299 Wolfenbüttel|
Tel. +49 (0) 5331/808-237
Fellows will receive a monthly stipend (€ 1,200 for graduates, € 1,800 for postgraduates); an additional travel allowance will be granted. The particular institution will support the fellow’s project with its own expertise and in finding suitable accommodation (guest houses may be available). Fellows are expected to contribute to the academic life of the particular institution and to participate in scholarly exchanges. The fellows are required to reside in Marbach, Wolfenbüttel or Weimar respectively. Unless otherwise stated, the general terms and conditions of the individual institutions apply.
Application deadline: 15 July 2017 (for a fellowship beginning at the earliest on 15 October 2017)
Applicants will need to submit the following documents:
- application form
- résumé/curriculum vitae and certificates
- brief description of the research project (2 to 5 pages)
- a letter of recommendation concerning the research project (please request that the letter of recommendation be sent directly to the institution)
Please send your application documents and enquiries to the institution from which you are requesting the scholarship.