Summer Fellowships at the ZZF Potsdam

Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF)
Hanno Hochmuth

The Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam / Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) is pleased to invite applications for up to three Leibniz Summer Fellowships “German and European History in the 20th century” for the academic year 2020 to study German and European History in the 20th century.

These two-month fellowships provide an opportunity to pursue individual research in Germany while participating in the academic life of one of Germany’s major historical research centres.

Founded in 1992, the ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with currently four research departments “Communism and Society”, “Economic Live”, “Regimes of the Social Sphere” and “Contemporary History in the Age of Media and Information”. The ZZF library holds approx. 80,000 items and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals. Since 2009, the ZZF has been a member of the Leibniz Association.

The ZZF invites postdocs with an outstanding academic record. They are expected to pursue their own research. However applicants whose interests relate to the research departments of the ZZF will be preferred. Fellowship holders will be assigned to a research department and asked to present their current project in a seminar or colloquium.

The Leibniz Summer Fellowships carry a monthly grant of about 3,000 €. The funding is supposed to cover all expenses including travel, housing, and insurance. Fellows are expected to reside in Berlin or Potsdam for two consecutive months between April and October 2020. The ZZF will provide office space and other relevant facilities.

The application deadline is November 30, 2019. Decisions will be announced not later than December 31, 2019. Applications can be in English or German and must include
a letter of interest;
a curriculum vitae;
a list of publications;
a project proposal not exceeding 1,500 words.

Applications should be sent via e-mail to with one single combined pdf-attachment only. A letter of recommendation is not required. For information regarding the ZZF, please refer to For applications and further questions about the fellowship program please contact Dr. Hanno Hochmuth:


Dr. Hanno Hochmuth
Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF)
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam
Tel: +49 331 2899158

Summer Fellowships at the ZZF Potsdam, Potsdam, in: H-Soz-Kult, 04.10.2019, <>.