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The University of Erfurt is once again advertising Hiob Ludolf research grants for the Gotha collections in 2024, primarily in the Gotha Research Library. During their stay on site, the fellows will be affiliated to the academic institutions of the University of Erfurt in Gotha.

These are aimed at established national and international senior scholars who wish to spend a research stay of one to two months in Gotha. They receive reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs of up to € 1,500 per month.

Applicants are requested to enclose the following documents with their application:

  1. Cover letter stating the desired period
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A brief outline of the project (3–5 pages) including a statement why it is necessary to do research in Gotha (indicating the holdings to be consulted). It is recommended to contact the Gotha Research Library in advance (
  4. A list of publications
  5. Signed consent to the processing of personal data (PDF).

The application documents must be submitted in full and in one single PDF file (max. 5 MB) in the above order by e-mail to For the Herzog Ernst Fellowships, two recent letters of recommendation regarding the proposed project are also required (both experts should be named in the application form); these are to be submitted by the reviewer him- or herself by e-mail by the deadline.

Applications can be submitted in German and English until 30 September 2023, quoting the keyword Herzog Ernst Fellowship or Hiob Ludolf Fellowship at the Research Campus Gotha. Applications can also be submitted in encrypted form. Information on this can be found below.

If you are interested, you are cordially invited to contact the Centre for Transcultural Studies / Perthes Collection and/or the Gotha Research Centre forschungszentrum.gotha@uni-erfurt.dein advance of your application.

Please direct any queries concerning the application itself to:

Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen, sich bereits im Vorfeld ihrer Bewerbung mit dem Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien/Sammlung Perthes und/oder dem Forschungszentrum Gotha unter in Verbindung zu setzen.

Call for Applications PDF

Questions relating to the application:

Kristina Petri
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Schloßberg 2, 99867 Gotha
Tel.: 0049 361 737 1712

Data Protection Information for Applicants

The e-mail system of the University of Erfurt generally works with transport encryption. Please make sure that you use transport encryption when sending e-mails, too. If you also want to encrypt the content of your e-mail, please use – instead of the e-mail address above – the e-mail address necessary key for sending the encrypted e-mail to this e-mail address you find, together with the certificate, under

If you do not make use of the possibility of encryption by certificate, encryption of the content of your e-mail is not be guaranteed.

With handing in your application electronically, you give your consent that we check the e-mail and its attachments for harmful codes, viruses and spams, temporarily store the required data and continue the correspondence (unencrypted) by e-mail.

By submitting your application, you also agree to the further use of your personal data in the context of the application process. This consent may be withdrawn at any time without giving reasons; please contact the person below. Please note that by withdrawing your consent your application might not be considered any longer.

For further information on data protection in accordance with art. 13 EU Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO), please refer to the information sheet "Data Protection Information for Applicants" (PDF).