The Gerda Henkel Foundation was established by Lisa Maskell in June 1976 in memory of her mother Gerda Henkel as a private, non-profit, grant-making institution dedicated to promoting research in the humanities. The Foundation has its headquarters in Düsseldorf and is active in Germany and abroad.
Current Call for Applications
GERDA HENKEL VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 2022–2023, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CA, USA
The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2022 – 2023 and to request applications, due by
December 1, 2021.
The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as: History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History, with a specific focus on any area within
German Studies. Applicants should have a strong record of teaching.
The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at Stanford University will normally be on research leave from his or her home university and will be appointed at Stanford for one academic quarter (three months) to be scheduled at mutual convenience. A stipend is available to help defray costs of the visit. The Visiting
Professor will be expected to offer one course, typically in seminar format. The visitor will be fully integrated into the academic and intellectual life of the department, including participation in colloquia. In addition, the Visiting Professor will deliver one formal lecture, advertised to the university community and open to the public.