College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

Max Kade Fellowships

The Institute of German Studies awards a number of attractive fellowships for graduate students in German literary or cultural studies on an annual basis. Max Kade Fellows are drawn from the very top ranks of the national applicant pool in German studies. The financial basis for the fellowships is a grant by the Max Kade Foundation and supported by the University Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University.

Most Max Kade Fellows pursue their studies in the Department of Germanic Studies. Students in other departments working on issues central to German culture or history are eligible, too. For students joining the Department of Germanic Studies, the funding usually extends over five to seven years, consisting of a mix of fellowships and instructorships. In some cases, summer funding is also made available.

The Institute also awards dissertation fellowships and exchange fellowships for research and study at German universities (in Berlin and elsewhere) on a competitive basis. The Institute also assists students in applying for outside grants (Fulbright, DAAD, etc.)

Application Procedure and Deadline:

Applicants to the Department of Germanic Studies are automatically considered for a Max Kade Fellowship.

  • If you are applying to a different department at Indiana University, Bloomington, and wish to be considered for a Max Kade Fellowship, please send an email to the Germanic Studies Graduate Application coordinator.
  • To apply for admission to a graduate program, click here.
  • The application deadline for international applicants is December 1, 2018, and for domestic applicants, December 15, 2018.

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
Fax: 812-855-8927