Until 2017 BGHS members had the opportunity of applying for a nine-month research stay at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This cooperation allowed to research at one of the best research institutes on America's East Coast. Doctoral candidates profited from the Johns Hopkins University graduate programme and took part in intensive courses.
Also, doctoral candidates in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University had the opportunity to apply for a six- to nine-month research stay at BGHS. During that time, they participated in the doctoral programme of the Graduate School, in its research, curricular, and social activities. They were able to take German language classes and still had enough time for their own dissertation projects.