GHIL-MWF Tandem Fellowship on The British Empire and the History of Colonialism (GHI London + MWF Delhi)

Bewerbungsschluss: 27.09.2024

The GHI London- India Research Programme and the Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies New Delhi invite applications for their joint 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 from each of these two countries to meet and exchange ideas in the UK and India.

Application Details:

Each scholar will be funded for 3 months, which will be divided between GHIL and MWF. Of these 3 months, there should be an overlap of one month in London for both scholars. Ideally, the scholar from Germany will spend 2 months at the MWF in India and 1 month in London. The tandem scholar from India will spend 3 months at the GHIL. 

The programme is meant primarily for early career scholars (postdocs/no later than 6 years from completion of PhD – you must have obtained your degree at the time of application) 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, a project proposal of around 3000 words with an abstract of around 300 words, and a plan of work. 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. 

Start Date: 2025

Application closes on: 27 September 2024 (23.59 hours Central European Time)

Please note: Single applications sent without a tandem partner in place will be automatically disqualified.


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€

Please send us your application as a single electronic PDF file to Ms Deepanwita Dutta at

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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