GHI Fellowships at the Horner Library

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Together with the German Society of Pennsylvania, the German Historical Institute will sponsor two to four fellowships of up to four weeks for research at the Joseph Horner Memorial Library in Philadelphia between June 1 and October 31, 2021 (excluding August 16-30 and depending on the situation with the current pandemic). 

The fellowship will be awarded to Ph.D. and M.A. students and advanced scholars without restrictions in research fields or geographical provenance. The “GHI Fellowship at the Horner Library” will provide a travel subsidy and an allowance of $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the length of the stay and the qualifications of the fellows. Opportunities to research at other special collections in Philadelphia may be available.

The Joseph Horner Memorial Library houses 70,000 volumes and is the largest German American collection outside of a university. The collection offers rich materials from the 17th to the 20th centuries to historians of German American immigration culture, especially in Pennsylvania, as well as historians of German fictional and non-fictional literature, including travel and popular literature. See the reference guide on the GHI website and the catalog (  at the German Society of Pennsylvania.

Questions about applying or for the fellowship program in general should be directed to Bryan Hart (

Applications (in English or German) should be sent electronically via the application portal ( ) (c/o Bryan Hart; They should include a project description of no more than 2,000 words, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees, and one letter of reference. Application deadline is March 1, 2021.