International Youth Library

The International Youth Library offers academic fellowships for up to 12 scholars each year. The length of the stay can range from six weeks to four months. Scholars work on research projects that they have already started in their home countries. In the application, scholars must explain the academic relevancy of the project, and demonstrate that access to the collection of the International Youth Library is necessary for completion of the research project because of insufficient access to needed primary and secondary literature in their home countries. Applications from junior scholars are especially welcome.

Application requirements:

  • Academic qualification
  • International focus of research project
  • Sufficient fluency in either Germany or English
  • Non-German citizenship

Deadline for applications: September 30 for a fellowship stay in the following year

For more information:

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Fellowship Programme of the International Youth Library