Call for Applications!

International Summer School, Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association

Course Duration: 10 to 21 August 2020

Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

Klassik Stiftung Weimar

The summer school combines seminars, lectures, and excursions with the possibility of independent research. It is organized within the framework of the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association (MWW), founded in 2013 ( It is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Application Process

The Summer School offers twenty spots for young researchers from all over the world who present their academic interest in the summer school topic in a letter of motivation. The offer primarily addresses doctoral students in the Humanities and Cultural Studies as well as all collection-related courses of study. In special cases, advanced Master’s students will also be considered. At least a passive knowledge of German is required for participation in the summer school. Participants from non-European countries who intend to pursue a concrete research interest in the Weimar Collections can informally apply for a scholarship for an additional one-week stay in the archives following the summer school.

The application should include:

1. Application form to be found on the application portal (personal data)

2. Cover letter

3. Letter of motivation (presentation of the academic interest in the topic of the summer school,

max. 2 pages)

4. Curriculum vitae

5. Brief outline of the dissertation project (max. 5 pages)

6. Copy of certificates and transcripts

7. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home university

8. If applicable, informal application for a one-week stay in the archives following the summer school


Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2020. Please submit your documents exclusively via the application portal. Applications submitted via mail or e-mail will not be considered.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2020. International participants will receive an invitation which can be presented when applying for a visa.

Accommodation / Travel Expenses

Accommodation in Weimar is free of charge for participants.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard rates of the DAAD.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is 300 Euros. An exemption from the participation fee is possible in justified exceptional cases and after submission of an informal application.


Lena Schröter

Coordination of the Research Association MWW / Klassik Stiftung Weimar