Travel Stipends for Leipzig Scholars

Our Travel stipends are designed to allow scholars associated with the FAGI or the Humboldt Project to spend time at one of our partner institutions. The most frequent use of these funds at present is made by researchers at Leipzig taking advantage of the ongoing visiting exchange program between the Departments of Philosophy at the University of Leipzig and the University of Chicago. These stipends are available to doctoral students, recent PhDs, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty members.

One may apply for monthly stipends, for varying numbers of months, depending upon the purpose of the visit. The amount awarded depends on the level of experience of the visitor, as we explain below.

Members of the FAGI philosophical community who are interested in applying for a doctoral or post-doctoral travel stipend should direct their questions and submit their applications to the following e-mail address: jconant [at]



Travel Stipends for Leipzig Doctoral Students & Recent PhDs

Travel stipends for young scholars are funded at the following levels: (1) postdoctoral researchers (completed PhD required) receive a stipend of € 2650 per month; (2)  doctoral students receive a stipend of € 1475 per month. The former must also apply for the formal status of visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, the latter for that of visiting graduate student

The following are the six required elements of an application
  • A letter of support from your dissertation supervisor, endorsing the proposed window of time for your stay as a visiting graduate student or visiting scholar at the University of Chicago.
  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A one-page, single-spaced personal statement outlining your philosophical interests and goals, and your reasons for wanting to pursue them at the partner institution in question.
  • A recent publication or sample of your written work.
  • A specification of when and for how long you would like to go to the partner institution as a visiting scholar.
  • A specification of which events you plan on attending during your visit to that institution, as well as why it would be good for you to have the opportunity to do so.
Leipzig doctoral students may apply to be visiting graduate students at the University of Chicago for either one quarter (three months) or two quarters (six months). They may do so only with permission from their dissertation supervisor. Regardless of when in the academic year an applicant would like to come, his or her application to do so must be presented by May 1st of the preceding academic year in order to present their formal application to the University of Chicago in time. 
After consulting with their dissertation supervisor, Leipzig doctoral students interested in this opportunity should direct their questions and applications to: jconant[at] The formal application process to become a visiting graduate student at the Division of Humanities of the University of Chicago must be completed in a timely fashion. Every applicant must complete this application process in addition to the FAGI process. For information about the Chicago side of the process, please contact William Weaver (Administrative Director of the Departement of Philosophy at the University of Chicago): wweaver [at]
Leipzig doctoral students who are currently on a stipend supporting their doctoral study at the University of Leipzig may not hold two stipends at one time and thus are not eligible for a traveling stipend during that period of time.

Travel Stipends for Leipzig Post-Docs and Faculty

Experienced researchers are those who have defended their dissertation more than four years ago. Such researchers who wish to spend an extended period of time away from Leipzig may apply to receive a stipend of € 3150 per month.
Post-docs and faculty currently employed at the University of Leipzig interested in applying for a stipend to visit one of our partner institutions should direct their questions and applications to: jconant[at]