Postdoctoral work at the IGS
The Institute is happy to support applications from excellent postdoctoral candidates where there is a clear research link to the Institute in joint applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) and Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) awards, Newton International Fellowships, and in some cases Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships.
Please contact the Deputy Director of the Institute, Dr Sara Jones, for advice and with any queries you may have. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, for advice and with initial queries.
The IGS is linked to the Graduate Centre for Europe at Birmingham. We welcome applications from candidates from the UK and abroad with a relevant Masters and / or good undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualifications. While knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite for entry, some level of competence or the potential to gain an adequate level of competence is desirable.
There is no fixed deadline for admissions and applications are welcome at any time during the year up to 15 August for entry the following October.
In the first instance you are welcome to contact the Deputy Director of the Institute, Dr Sara Jones, for advice and with any queries you may have. Email: email@example.com.
Application forms should be clearly marked "Institute for German Studies" on the front page. All supporting documentation as listed in the University application form must be provided, as well as a research proposal. The proposal should be limited to 2,000 words and must contain the following information:
Clear definition of the project and research questions: what is the project about?
The relationship of the proposed research to existing scholarship: how is this research original?
Reference (where appropriate) to possible theoretical frameworks for conducting the research
Details of proposed fieldwork and methodology: how will the research be conducted?
A broad outline of the envisaged time-scale for the research.
Further information, including details of tuition costs, is available via the POLSIS departmental website; the IGS is also linked to the Graduate Centre for Europe.
Information on Master's degrees is available from: