Call for Applications: GHIL-MWF Tandem Fellowship on The British Empire and the History of Colonialism (DHI London & MWF Delhi)

Bewerbungsschluss: 29.09.2023


The GHI London- India Research Programme and the Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies New Delhi invite applications for their first Tandem Fellowship for early career scholars whose research is situated in the broad field of the British Empire and the History of Colonialism.

This exciting new Fellowship is open to scholars from India and Germany and aims to bring together one scholar each from these two countries to meet and exchange ideas in London and New Delhi. The fellowship will be awarded for a total of 6 months, which will be divided up between London and New Delhi according to the specific research requirements of the scholars concerned. It is expected that the selected fellows will spend 3 months each in London and New Delhi. We encourage the fellows to organise a small joint workshop in London or New Delhi, for which we can provide partial funding. The workshop may take place as a hybrid event.

The programme is meant primarily for early career scholars (postdocs/no later than 6 years from completion of PhD) working on the history of the British Empire and colonial India. Transcolonial perspectives are very welcome.

Please apply jointly with a complete CV, list of publications and plan of work to be carried out during the fellowship. Please also include two references, one for each of the two applicants. The referees should be able to provide their opinion on the planned joint programme of work. Applicants should already have established contact with their tandem partner and agreed on a programme of exchange of ideas and plan of work.  Applications should clearly indicate the name and academic details of each tandem partner, the plan of work and expected outcomes.


The funding for the Fellowship is as follows:

  • A monthly stipend of 2600€ for London and 2200€ for Delhi

  • A lumpsum of 1000 € towards travel costs

  • Childcare costs: as per German law/DFG regulations

  • Reimbursement of visa costs up to 200€

  • In the event of a joint workshop, partial funding up to a total of 2000€, which will be applied for in a separate process

Please send us your application as a single electronic PDF file to Ms Deepanwita Dutta at dutta(at) If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.