Obama Fellowship

Through the Obama Fellowship program, the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies invites outstanding international scholars to lecture and work at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The Fellowship offers financial support, office space, and facilities for visiting scholars. Up to five fellowships are on offer each year.  Fellows spend a significant amount of time at the Obama Institute, usually between two and four weeks. They pursue their individual research, but are expected to participate in graduate teaching, as well as offer a public lecture and make themselves available to postgraduate students.

Obama Institute Fellowships are both by application and by invitation. Applications are considered by the Obama Institute Board twice a year (normally February and   July) and should be submitted to the Director of the Obama Institute by 1 February and 1 July respectively. Applications should consist of a letter of interest describing the proposed purpose, duration and timing of the stay. They should also include a research proposal (c. 500 words) and a curriculum vitae.

Applications are welcome from but not limited to the following fields:

  • Early American Studies
  • Life Writing/Life Sciences
  • Material Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Migration and Social Policy
  • Periodical Studies
  • Political & Intellectual History
  • Religion and Politics
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Transnational Indigenous Studies

 

Obama Fellows 2016

Prof. Patrick Erben (University of West Georgia, May-July, 2016)
Prof. Rebecca Harrison (University of West Georgia)
Prof. Sandy Isenstadt (University of Delaware)
Prof. Alan Lessoff (Illinois State University, Summer 2016)

Obama Fellows 2015

Prof. Greg Robinson (Univ. Montreal, 7-27 May 2015)
Prof. Martin Brückner (University of Delaware; Center for Material Studies, 1-2 June, 2015)
Prof. Shauna Morgan Kirlew (Howard University, June-July 2015)

Contact

Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies
University of Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 Mainz Germany

+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-22146
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