One Week Summer Institute: June 20-26, 2022
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Director: Professor Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College / honorary BAA member )
Executive Director: Professor James E. Dobson (Dartmouth College)

The Bavarian American Academy funds two PhD-students or postdocs to participate in the "The Futures of American Studies Institute" at Dartmouth College. The Summer Institute will take place as in-person format, if the COVID-19 pandemic situation allows it. For travel and accommodation the BAA awards a scholarship of €1,150 ($695 tuition and €500 travel grant).

The Summer Institute provides a shared space of critical inquiry that brings the participants' work-in-progress to the attention of a network of influential scholars.

See Dartmouth College's website of "The Future of American Studies Institute" for more information on the program

Apply now

Please note that your application must be in English.
Include the following documents in your application:

  • CV
  • brief description of the project (not more than one page)
  • writing sample (10-15 pages)
  • letter of recommendation

Application deadline: For the year 2022, the selection process has already been completed and the fellowships have been awarded. You will find the calls for applications for the year 2023 on our websites by November 2022.

Please send your application as a single PDF-file to:
Prof. Dr. Heike Paul:
Dr. Christoph Straub:

More specific questions can be addressed to Dr. Christoph Straub.

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Jana Aresin © privat

Jana Aresin, Futures of American Studies Summer Academy 2022

"The Futures of American Studies Summer Academy gave me the opportunity to share my work and learn from other researchers that study the United States in a global context and who reflect on the political, economic, cultural, and ideological impact of the United States in the world. [...]

The Summer Academy was incredibly helpful for me and gave me further insights into the particularities of applying theories and methods, and especially, doing American Studies from a transnational and global perspective."

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Annika Kraftzyk, Futures of American Studies Summer Academy 2022

"The Futures of American Studies Summer Institute at Dartmouth College was an amazing and rewarding experience for me. [...]

I received valuable and thought-provoking feedback for my project during the seminar sessions. Moreover, I was really impressed and fascinated by the sophisticated and exciting talks that I was able to attend during the morning and evening plenary sessions. [...] Furthermore, I was happy that I was able to get in touch with other PhD students from the field of American studies during the seminars and the social events such as the barbecue and to learn about their individual projects. I very much enjoyed my stay at the Summer Institute and I would highly recommend applying for it to fellow PhD students."

Dr. Christoph Straub

Managing Director Bavarian American Academy


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