Germany Residency Program in American History

Supporting short-term residencies at the University of Augsburg for U.S. scholars. This program is funded through the generous support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.



Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH sponsors the Germany Residency Program in American History at the University of Augsburg. Located in Bavaria, to the northwest of Munich, the University of Augsburg was founded in 1970 and has a vibrant community engaged in the study of the United States.

Applications are invited from from OAH members who are established scholars affiliated with an American or Canadian University interested in leading an advanced undergraduate/graduate student seminar in Augsburg. The course will take place for a period of 4 to 5 weeks during the summer.

The seminar will cover a topic of U.S. History or the History of Transatlantic Relations of an applicant’s design. All fields and methodologies are welcome. The language of instruction is English.

The Residency Program will provide round-trip airfare, housing for thirty days, a modest honorarium, support by a graduate assistant, and office space.

The application process for the Germany residency program requires a short CV and an outline of the planned seminar. Application materials must be sent as a PDF to [email protected], with “Germany Residency Program” in the subject line. The deadline for application is 11:59 p.m. PST on October 31, 2024.

For more information contact Professor Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, University of Augsburg at: [email protected].

Past Award Recipients

Thomas G. Andrews, University of Colorado Boulder

In 2019 the program was expanded to include a residency at the University of Augsburg, in addition to the residency at the University of Tübingen
Brenda Elaine Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles / University of Augsburg
Matthew Avery Sutton, Washington State University / University of Tübingen

Peter Cole, Western Illinois University

Libby Garland, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

Miroslava Chávez-García, University of California, Santa Barbara

James D. Rice, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Steve Estes, Sonoma State University

Susan J. Matt, Weber State University

Bryant Simon, Temple University