Germany

Berkeley-Greifswald Research Fellowship

The partnership between UC Berkeley and the University of Greifswald was established in 2006. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Greifswald is pleased to offer up to 4 short-term grants to qualified Berkeley graduate students for a stay of up to 3 months.

The University of Greifswald is situated in the Baltic Sea Area, about 2-3 hours from Berlin and Hamburg, Szczecin in Poland and the Danish capital Copenhagen. The University has strong scientific cooperation with partner universities in Northern and Eastern...

Berkeley-Viadrina Research Fellowship

The European University Viadrina, a partner university of IES, is pleased to offer two grants for short-term (max. 5 months) research stays for UC Berkeley graduate students in all fields.

European University Viadrina is located on the German-Polish border in Frankfurt (Oder), near Berlin. The university stands out in Germany for its multidisciplinary research focus on the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, history and literature in the region, international migration, and the changing role of borders and...

Berkeley-FSU Jena Research Fellowship

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena, founded in 1558, is situated in Thuringia—the green heart of Germany. It offers a wide range of over 200 courses, out of 18,000 students, 2,300 come to study in Jena from abroad. The FSU is distinguished by its high-level research dynamic. It cultivates an interdisciplinary working style as well as intensive networking with other universities, external research institutes and industry - not only locally, but worldwide: over 150 collaboration agreements with renowned partners from all around the world highlight the international standing of the FSU....

Berkeley-Hamburg Research Fellowship

The partnership between UC Berkeley and Universität Hamburg, Germany, was established in 2000. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and Universität Hamburg is pleased to announce two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students wishing to do research in or from Hamburg.

The Hanseatic City of Hamburg is a beautiful, lively and diverse harbor city with approx. 1.7 million inhabitants in the north of Germany. Universität Hamburg is the leading comprehensive research and educational institution in northern Germany with currently more than 40.000 students...

Berkeley-Muenster Research Fellowship

The partnership between the UC Berkeley and University of Muenster , Germany, was established in 2018. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration in Arts and Social Sciences, and Muenster University is pleased to announce an Erasmus+ scholarship for a Berkeley graduate student wishing to do research in Muenster.

The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany with a rich and time-honoured tradition. Fifteen faculties with 120 degree programs and 30 research centers comprise the institutional backbone of the University. Some 54,000...

Berkeley-Erlangen/Nuremberg Research Fellowship (Graduate Students)

The partnership between the UC Berkeley and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, was established in 2018. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is pleased to announce two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students from the Humanities and Social Sciences wishing to do research at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Theology at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Founded in 1743, FAU today is one of the largest research universities in Germany, with a...

Berkeley-Cologne Research Fellowships (Graduate Students)

The Berkeley-Cologne Exchange Agreement was established in 2013 by the University of California and University of Cologne in Germany to support scholarly collaboration and original research of the highest quality. Financial support is provided by the University of Cologne for three UC Berkeley graduate students seeking to do research in Cologne.

Since its establishment in 1388, the University of Cologne has been a center of science and scholarship in Europe. Today, it is one of the leading German research universities. It offers students an...

The Theatre of Migration, or: Affect, Biopolitics, and Spectacle in Christoph Schlingensief’s Ausländer Raus!

February 10, 2023

On January 27, the Department of German, in cooperation with the IES Austrian Studies Program hosted Irina Simova of Princeton University to give a talk on Christoph Schlingensief’s performance of Ausländer Raus!. The event consisted of a presentation from Simova followed by discussion moderated by Professor Karen Feldman.

Simova began by contextualizing Schlingensief’s performance. In 2000, the Freedom Party of Austria, Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ), became the first far-right political party to become part of a government...

Berkeley-FU Berlin Mobility Fund (faculty/lecturers/staff)

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. The idea of founding a free university found widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This outpouring of aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation. Today, FU Berlin is among Germany’s strongest higher education institutions in...

Berkeley-Regensburg Research Fellowship (Graduate Students)

The partnership between UC Berkeley and the University of Regensburg, Germany, was established in 2017. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Regensburg is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for Berkeley graduate students in the humanities and social sciences wishing to explore dissertation research opportunities in or from Regensburg. We welcome applications in the following fields: humanities, social and political science, economics, pedagogy/education, and law.

The University of Regensburg, founded in 1962 as the...