The Rachel Carson Center is part of a funding scheme launched by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) that was devised to internationalize the humanities in Germany. Thus, bringing international scholars to Munich through our Carson Fellowship Program is at the very core of our activities.
Carson Fellows are expected to work in residence on a major research project that pertains to one or more of our research themes. They should also engage with other fellows and contribute to the programs at the center.
The program is a writing fellowship program; we do not sponsor field trips or archival research.
We seek new applicants for our Carson Fellowships once a year. Due to the upcoming evaluation of the Rachel Carson Center, the date for fellowship applications has been moved (from January 31) to May 31, 2014
The length of fellowships are flexible and will usually be granted for periods of 6, 9 or 12 months, but they can also be granted for 3 months or be broken up into individual 3 month periods. Fellowships are also staggered, enabling further flexibility and maintaining a rich community of scholars throughout the year.
For a list of frequently asked questions and answers concerning Carson Fellowships and living in Munich, please click here.