The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships support stays for one or two semesters at universities in the US. The Fund invites applications from BA-students in the humanities who are currently enrolled at a German university and have a focus on German culture, language, history, music, or art in their studies.
In 2017 six scholarships have been awarded for the fourth time to aid with travel and living costs from August or September on. The next call for applications will be published at the beginning of 2018.
Arnold Heidsieck (1937-2009), philosopher and German philologist, taught as a professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Born in Leipzig and raised in Breslau, Heidsieck studied theology in Tübingen and wrote his doctoral dissertation in literary studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research initially centred on Kafka and his intellectual contemporaries; his later work focused on German post-war literature and representations of the Holocaust.