Research Fellowships in 2020 for Textbook and Educational Media Research at the Georg Eckert Institute

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), Braunschweig

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research – Member of the Leibniz Association (GEI) invites applications for several research fellowships in 2020.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2019.

The aim of the fellowships is to support and promote academic work in the fields of textbook and educational media research. Applications are welcome from doctoral candidates and established academics, as well as individuals both in Germany and around the world who work on textbook composition, for textbook publishers or whose didactic work influences curricula and textbooks. The GEI grants enable recipients to spend a dedicated period using the research library and meeting with colleagues to exchange ideas and information.

Research fellows receive a monthly grant of 1,000 EUR. Fellowships generally cover stays from two to a maximum of four weeks. Travel allowances may be payable to fellowship recipients who have to travel a long distance, providing funds are available. Applicants that intend to apply for a travel allowance must state this in their application. The allowance covers up to 50% of the grant holder's travel expenses, to a maximum of 500 EUR when funds are available.

Find additional information and download the application form on our website: http://www.gei.de/en/fellowships-awards/fellowship-programme.html 

Established academics or educational practitioners are also invited to apply for the Otto Bennemann Grant, which provides recipients with 2.000 EUR a month.

Find additional information and download the application form on our website: http://www.gei.de/en/fellowships-awards/otto-bennemann-grant.html 

How to apply

The respective research project must be linked to the collection held in the GEI research library. Applications should comprise the following documents sent as one PDF document.

  • the completed application form
  • a brief curriculum vitae detailing the candidate's professional background and/or academic career to date, current position and language skills
  • a list of publications, if applicable
  • an outline of the project detailing the research subject, aims and methodology (max. 3 pages)
  • a list of literature (bibliography) in the GEI collection that the applicant wishes to consult during his or her stay
  • a schedule of the work planned during the stay at the GEI

Fellowship holders must spend the period covered by the grant residing in Braunschweig. Accommodation may be available in the guest rooms/apartments provided by the Association of Friends and Supporters of the GEI.

At the end of their stay recipients are required to produce a report of no more than two pages.

Grants may be used at any time during 2020. The selection process should be completed by the end of November 2019; the successful applicants will then be informed.

Please send your application documents together with the documents listed above as one PDF file (no larger than 2 MB, applications in any other format will not be considered) to fellowship(at)leibniz-gei.de no later than September 15, 2019.

Further information regarding the application process, including the application form to download, is available at: http://www.gei.de/en/fellowships-awards/fellowship-programme.html 

Further information on the Otto Bennemann Grant can be found at: http://www.gei.de/en/fellowships-awards/otto-bennemann-grant.html


Katharina Baier, Tel.: +49 (0)531 59099-226, E-Mail: fellowship(at)gei.de

Dr. Marcus Otto, Tel.: +49 (0)531 59099-298, E-Mail: fellowship(at)gei.de

Xueyuan Han, Tel.: +49(0)531 59099-378, E-Mail: fellowship(at)gei.de

Kathrin Henne, Tel.: +49(0)531 59099-351, E-Mail: fellowship(at)gei.de