Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2017

Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2017

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is pleased to announce the opening of application for the Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship 2017. The Fellowship Program, funded by the Harry & Helen Gray Culture and Politics Program and directed by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, is designed to bring two younger scholars or practitioners working on reconciliation themes concerning Germany and Japan to AICGS for a research stay of six weeks.

Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. AICGS will also provide the opportunity for a public presentation of the fellows’ work to the broader Washington policy community.


  • The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,500, transportation to and from Washington, research expenses, and office space at the Institute.


  • Applicants must be citizens of Germany or of other European countries; citizens of Japan, China, or the Republic of Korea working on German or Japanese international reconciliation;
  • Applicants should be no older than 40 years at the time of application;
  • The fellowship is open to practitioners as well as to PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows;
  • Foreign nationals must be eligible for and obtain a J-1 visa from a U.S. consulate or embassy at their home country.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following materials via e-mail to Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants, [email protected]

  • A brief cover letter (please indicate your citizenship in the cover letter and how you have heard about the fellowship);
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the fellowship’s mission; and
  • Two recent letters of reference (professional or academic references).

For more information, visit Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program.