Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition, is advertising up to five research fellowships for scholars active in global history. The university is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Fellows will be based at the interdisciplinary Munich Centre for Global History (GLOBAL_HIST). During their stay, they will work on a research project in global history or its neighbouring fields. Fellows have no teaching obligation. They are expected to give a lecture about their project and actively engage with the scholarly community at the university and particularly at the centre.

The fellowships are open to postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines. Scholars who are already advanced in their academic careers and have a strong international track record are explicitly encouraged to apply. Depending on the situation of the applicant and the character of the project, the duration of the fellowship will be between one and three months. Fellowships for the winter term 2019/20 should be taken up between mid-October 2019 and the end of February 2020.

The fellowship entails economy travel to and from Munich, a monthly living allowance, free housing in a furnished studio apartment in Munich as well as office space at the Munich Centre for Global History. Health insurance or other social benefits are not part of the fellowship and the responsibility of the fellow.

Applications will include a letter of motivation, a short outline of the research to be done during the fellowship (1-2 pages) and a CV. Please also include information as to the preferred time and duration of the fellowship. All application material should be sent electronically as one PDF-file to Susanne Hohler (susanne.hohler[at] until 31 January 2019.

Enquiries should also be directed to Susanne Hohler or to the centre’s founding director Roland Wenzlhuemer (roland.wenzlhuemer[at] More information on the Munich Centre for Global History can be found at


Susanne Hohler
Historisches Seminar
LMU Neueste Geschichte und Zeitgeschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
+49 (0) 89 / 2180 – 5434
Email: susanne.hohler[at]