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The Berlin Prize
Call for Applications 2022/23
The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential
fellowships for the academic year 2022/23.
The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic relations in the arts,
humanities, social sciences, and public policy through the development and
communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients
include anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers,
historians, musicologists, journalists, writers of fiction and nonfiction,
filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, political scientists,
diplomats, and public policy experts. For 2022/23, the Academy will also
award a Richard C. Holbrooke Fellowship, for a project that explores
innovative approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed
conflicts to environmental challenges to the destructive impact of new
technologies. The Academy will also award a newly inaugurated Bayer
Fellowship, for a project in the area of biotechnology or public health.
Approximately two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Fellowships
are typically awarded for an academic semester, but shorter stays of six to
eight weeks are also possible. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial
board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s
lakeside Hans Arnhold Center, in the Wannsee district of Berlin.
For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of
a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Proposals need not focus
on German topics, but the Academy is interested in projects that will
resonate with Berlin audiences. The fellowship carries the expectation that
recipients will engage with audiences in Germany on one or more occasions.
Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.
Candidates in academic disciplines must hold a PhD. The Academy seeks to
support both established scholars and emerging scholars with strong records
of peer-reviewed work beyond the dissertation, as well as writers and
professionals who wish to engage in independent study. Writers should have
published at least one book with an established press at the time of
application. Candidates working in fields such as journalism, film, law, or
public policy must have equivalent professional experience and a strong
body of work.
Please note that Berlin Prizes for visual artists, composers, and poets are
determined in invitation-only competitions.
Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection
Committee reviews finalist applications. Recipients will be notified in
March 2022. The 2022/23 Berlin Prizes will be publicly announced in May
The application deadline for 2022/23 is Monday, September 27, 2021 (12 noon
EST or 6 pm CET).
To apply online, please visit:
For inquiries, please contact Fellows Selection: email@example.com;