The John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship was established in 1966 as an endowment with funds from the German Federal Government and German industry as a lasting legacy to the memory of the slain U.S. president.
Each year, up to three fellowships are granted on a competitive basis to post-doctoral German scholars who are in the process of writing the Habilitation or an equivalent work.
Fellowships provide a stipend of $65,000 for 10 months of residential research between September and June; other benefits, such as health insurance, are included. Fellows join other visiting researchers at CES as part of the Visiting Scholars Program.
This Fellowship is administered by the DAAD. Final selections are made by the CES Steering Committee. Fellows are expected to attend a weekly Visiting Scholars Seminar, where work in progress is presented to colleagues for feedback.