Only individuals with regular monthly incomes below 1.200 Euros are eligible for type A grants.
Grant recipients are expected to find accommodations on their own. A list of possible accommodations is located here: (LINK). Grant recipients are encouraged to look for housing early if affordability and distance from the JFKI are important.
Yes, type B grant recipients may extend their research time up to three or four weeks.
Yes, type A grant recipients may extend their research time up to five or six weeks.
The JFKI does provide for travel expenses up to a maximum of 300 Euros. These distributed in a lump sum payment which is calculated based on expected costs of travel. Grant recipients will receive their travel allocation in combination with their stipend payment. For example, if a grant recipient is awarded 1.200 Euros for grant type A and a travel allocation of 150 Euros, they will receive a total amount of 1.350 Euros. Grant recipients are not required to provide proof of travel expenses.
No. Grant recipients will receive a grant check that must be cashed in a Berlin banking institution. Detailed information will be distributed to grant recipients upon their arrival.
The JFKI has to apply for each grant recipient’s grant check at the financial administration of the Freie Universität. The passport number or ID card number of the grant recipient is included in this application to identify individuals when they pick up their grant check from the Freie Universität cash desk. Grant recipients are urged to send their passport number or ID card number as soon as possible. Visiting scholars that do not do so may find it difficult to obtain their grant check when they first arrive in Berlin.
Grant recipients are encouraged to inform the JFKI as soon as possible about the approximate date of their stay (e.g. the month). This information is included when applying for the recipient’s grant check. Exact dates may be sent later.
Grant recipients unable to come during their announced date should inform the JFKI as soon as possible. They may reschedule their stay for a later date.
This is possible, but grant recipients who wish to do so should the JFKI as soon as possible.
Yes, our library is open to all individuals interested in North American studies! Extra permission is not required, but prior to any visit we do recommend contacting our reference librarian to optimize the time spent in the library and ensure we will be open during a planned stay.