CfA: Library Research Grants (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)

Date of event:   30/09/2020 − 30/09/2020

Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin invites international researchers to apply for a research grant in 2021 within the framework of the Grant Programme of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. The scholarships are available for research in Berlin with the extensive collections of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, such as the holdings of the East Asia Department and CrossAsia, as well as those of other SPK institutions.

With its unique collections, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library at Berlin) is a research library of international ranking, which offers excellent working conditions to scholars especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, in Law and in the History of Science.

The holdings of printed items alone comprise more than ten million volumes of historical and modern literature, with an additional substantial offer of electronic resources. Furthermore, the researchers’ interest is particularly attracted to the library’s important special collections such as rare prints, outstanding occidental and oriental manuscripts, autographs and literary estates, music autographs, maps, historical and current newspapers. The Library also possesses a substantial collection of international children’s and young people’s literature as well as regionally defined collections on Eastern Europe, the Orient, and East Asia.

The applicants should hold at least a first university degree at the time of application. Graduates and/or doctoral candidates will be granted 900 Euros per month, people holding a doctorate or comparable qualification 1200 Euros per month. In addition, a one-off allowance for travelling expenses of up to 500 Euros may be granted.

For more information see the website here.