The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 24 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at or nearby the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Wannsee district of Berlin. Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the U.S.