Practitioners in Residence Program at GHI PRO

Innovation through Migration

The German Historical Institute Washington DC announces the third round of its Innovation through Migration Fellowship Program at its Pacific Regional Office in Berkeley (GHI | PRO). The fellowship program offers professionals who work in government as well as in nongovernmental organizations, the fields of social work, or in relevant media on issues of migration politics a short-time stay to catch up with relevant literature and reflect, from a distance, on their everyday tasks. The experts will also provide important stimulus to the work of the other researchers at the GHI | PRO. Applicants should be based in North America or Europe. Stays may range from two to four weeks.

The central responsibility of the GHI | PRO is to foster international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars and to help German researchers take better advantage of the rich research opportunities on the West coast. By focusing on research at the intersection of migration studies and the history of knowledge, GHI | PRO aims to bring the historical perspective to an extremely timely constellation of issues.

GHI | PRO will take the lead and invite experts to join us in building an international research network whose ambition is to understand the epistemological foundations, challenges, and pitfalls of past and current migrant experiences and migration regimes. Particular attention will be paid to migrants as political, economic, and cultural actors.

Practitioners in Residence will benefit from an interdisciplinary scholarly community on campus focusing on questions of migration, ethnicity, diaspora, border regimes, or citizenship as well as an excellent research infrastructure. The fellowship covers roundtrip airfare to Berkeley (economy), travel grants for networking, and a pro-rated stipend ranging from € 3500 to € 6000 per month depending on the employment status of the applicant. 

If you have questions concerning the fellowship, please contact Sören Urbansky (


Submit your application (

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
Notification of the successful applicants: December 15, 2019
Start of the Fellowships: April 2020 or later

Applications (in English or German) should be made electronically as single PDF to GHI PRO (c/o Heike Friedman). They should include:

  1. a brief CV

  2.  short statement of the goals you want to achieve during your stay at GHI | PRO and what you might bring to the emerging research field Histories of Migrant Knowledge