Georg Eckert Institute Library Fellowship

Country: Germany;

Deadline: 15.09.2019



The Georg Eckert Institute Library is an unparalleled resource for international textbook research, as is demonstrated by the continuously high demand among researchers from Germany and abroad for the research facilities it provides. In order to fulfil its purpose, the Institute relies upon close and ongoing contact with scholars and educational practitioners from Germany and around the world. With this in mind, the Institute and its association of supporters have established a fellowship programme for the promotion of international academic exchange and the development of international textbook research, with a particular emphasis on comparative approaches.

The fellowships will be advertised every year from 15 June. Applications for a fellowship to be taken up in a particular year should be submitted by the 15th September of the preceding year (as one pdf-file to


  • research motivated by the desire to promote understanding among nations through education. This research is aimed at identifying prejudices, distortions in perception, and stereotyped and adversarial images transmitted in education, as well as their origins, by means of analysing educational material
  • international educational and didactical research on the methods, content and objectives of teaching in the subject areas in which the Institute's library specialises; research in the field of the fundamental governmental, institutional and social frameworks in which this teaching takes place
  • academic research on issues of perception and reception in the fields of history, geography and social science
  • studies on textbook development in the subjects represented at the Institute which aim at identifying new directions for the production of textbooks based on comparative international textbook research.