Grants and Fellowships

 

A wide variety of grants and fellowships are available to students and faculty specializing in the study of East Central Europe.  Students focusing on the region at Columbia may also apply to the Harriman Institute for funding.

Graduate student support
Undergraduate student support

 

Funding Programs

Columbia Libraries Research Awards Program

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East European Studies Grant Opportunities

The Wilson Center's European Studies Program offers a number of grant opportunities for Ph.D. and post-doctoral research in the fields of social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and East Europe, including the Baltic States.

Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

The Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European, and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 13 until August 6.  The deadline for grant funding is April 15.

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

The European Studies program is now accepting applications for its Junior Scholars' Training Seminar - a scholarship opportunity for graduate students (MA and above) working towards a degree in the social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. read more

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: June 1, 2013.

East European Studies Research Grants

The Wilson Center's European Studies program is offering a research scholarship available to American citizens in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure but after Ph.D.) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. The research grant supports work on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. The deadline for the next grant cycle is: December 1, 2013.

East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships

The European Studies program offers summer research grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance. The deadline for the next grant cycle is: March 1, 2014.

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New Scholarships available for studying Polish language

New funding for first year Polish is now available at the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies at Arizona State University. Students with no previous experience learn to understand Polish culture and speak Polish at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level, preparing them to participate in intermediate courses in the U.S. and abroad. Course dates are from May 31 to July 15, 2016.

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Preliminary proposals due March 29, 2013

The SSRC is pleased to offer continued support for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program. Following on a successful pilot phase in which 19 individual fellowships were awarded, the SSRC plans to offer 15-20 fellowships in 2013-2014.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric "Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections". Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Applications and additional fellowship details, including a list of our current fellows and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship

Questions? Please contact: transregional@ssrc.org

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Fellowship Program for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

Fall 2013

Columbia University

Columbia University is pleased to welcome applications for the 2013 Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability. We encourage interested parties from around the world and from a wide range of professional sectors—including, but not limited to, human rights practitioners, journalists, academics, educators, filmmakers, artists—to apply.

Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). In the fall semester of 2013 (August 28, 2013 – December 14, 2013) practitioners and students of historical dialogue will have the opportunity to engage in training, networking, project work, and academic study at Columbia University in New York City. During the Fellowship participants will also design a project that addresses a long standing sectarian conflict, history of repression or past gross human rights violations in their society, country or region.

The program is part of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA). AHDA offers fully funded fellowships which will cover travel, visa, and accommodation costs as well as a modest stipend to cover day to day living expenses during the program. In exceptional cases, self-funded candidates will be considered. Special funding is available for fellow(s) who address religious conflict.

Historical dialogue and Accountability is a growing field of advocacy and scholarship that encompasses the efforts of conflict, post-conflict, and post-dictatorial societies to come to terms with their pasts.

While historical dialogue is a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary field, it places special emphasis on reaching new generations and considering how the meaning of the past changes with the passage of time; it seeks to give individuals the tools to deconstruct historical narratives for themselves, to challenge past myths, and to consider the evolution of specific narratives about the past and how they continue to influence political, social and cultural structures. In so doing, historical dialogue does not necessarily seek consensus as a goal, but rather an understanding and empathy between stakeholders of multiple and/or conflicting narratives. In other words, it seeks to make visible the causes and consequences of disputed histories; to acknowledge victims; and to involve experts from a wide-range of areas, from academics to officials, from activists to victims and affected communities in an effort to achieve new avenues for moving a society away from conflict.

The comprehensive program provides fellows with the opportunity to hone practical skills in fundraising, advocacy and leadership; to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the past; and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations in New York.

For fellowship guidelines and application form, please go to www.hrcolumbia.org/ahda/fellowship.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

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GRANTS: CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH AWARDS    
 
DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2013    
 
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.  The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Awards (formerly the Congressional Research Grants) program has invested more than $881,041 to support over 414 projects. Applications are accepted at anytime, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2013.    
 
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.    
 
The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study.  Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award.    
 
Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Award Application -- and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or PDF attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at fmackaman@dirksencenter.org. Please insert the following in the Subject Line:  "CRA Application [insert your surname]." Thank you.    
 
The Congressional Research Award Application contains the following elements: Applicant Information, Congressional Research Award Project Description, Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter, and Overhead Waiver Letter.    
 
The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page). Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration.    
 
All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2013. Awards will be announced in April 2013.    
 
Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's Website: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm. PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer - http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm.    
 
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On-line Application Now Available!


The Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. The 2012/2013 application is now available. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2013.  
 
Eligibility Guidelines
Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin and/or disability.


• Must be a U.S. citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification.
 
• Must have a Ph.D. or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation.
 
• Must be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences.
 
• Must wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the United States, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC).

Application Deadline
The deadline for application submission is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
 
Applications Available at  http://caorc.org/programs/multi.htm
 
CAORC Member Centers are Located in:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen
 

CAORC fellowships for multi-country research are funded by the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

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FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics.  Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
 
The tentative program dates for FASPE Law are May 26 – June 6, 2013.

Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013.  Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit:  http://www.FASPE.info

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Democracy Fellowships
The National Endowment for Democracy Invites Fellowship Applications for 2013–2014 Program

 

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend
five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington DC, in order to undertake independent research on democratic challenges worldwide. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.

 

Support: Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. The Forum also publishes the Journal of Democracy, holds conferences, and provides access to NED’s Democracy Resource Center and Library. The program offers research support and facilitates fellows’ outreach to Washington’s advocacy, media, academic, and policy communities. All fellowships include a monthly payment, health insurance, and roundtrip travel reimbursement. The program does not provide financial assistance for accompanying family or other dependents.

 

Participation: The program runs two five-month fellowship sessions per year, during which fellows are expected to work full time on their projects. Practitioners focus on strategies and best practices for strengthening democracy in their country of interest; scholars conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches. The program hosts an active calendar of events, including an introduction to NED and its partner institutions. Fellows are expected to present their work and prepare a written product during their stay.

 

Eligibility: The fellowship is intended primarily for individuals from developing and aspiring democracies. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are eligible to apply. Practitioners and journalists should have substantial work experience in their fields, while scholars are expected to have a Ph.D., or academic equivalent, at the time of application. The program does not support professional training, fieldwork, or students working toward a degree, nor does it provide funding to implement projects in the field. A working knowledge of English is required for participation in the program.

 

Dates: Fall Session: October 2013–February 2014; Spring Session: March–July 2014.
Applications open July 15, 2012. Deadline is October 15, 2012.
For more information, visit www.ned.org or email fellowships@ned.org.
To apply, visit http://fellowships.ned.org

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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Fostering a community of transatlantic leaders.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive 9-to-12 month professional development program in Germany.

Bosch Fellows participate in an intensive German language training program (as needed), complete two customized work phases at leading German institutions in the public and private sectors, and meet with leaders across Germany and Europe while traveling on three professional seminar programs. 

Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application, however, a strong willingness and commitment to learn the language are essential.

The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.

Program Benefits

  • Two high-level work phases at leading German institutions, customized to interests.
  • Three seminars across Europe, each lasting several weeks and covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
  • Up to seven months intensive German language training in the U.S. and Germany
  • Monthly stipend of EUR 2,000 (tax-free in Germany) from September through May
  • Accommodation and roundtrip travel (from U.S. points only) for Washington, D.C. orientation program
  • Financial support for an accompanying spouse & children, including 50% of travel costs, supplemental living stipend, health insurance, and limited language training funding
  • Flights to and from Germany
  • Membership in the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)

Eligibility
Candidates for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • 23–34 years old at the application deadline
  • Graduate degree preferred; at least two years of relevant work experience in business administration, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or related field; 
  • Bachelor's degree holders should have approximately five years of relevant experience
  • Evidence of outstanding professional performance and community involvement

Application Deadline
October 15, 2012 (for 2012-13 program)

For more information, please contact bosch@culturalvistas.org.

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2013-2014 INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)
Short Term Travel Grants Program (STG)
 

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program.
 These innovative and flexible programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. Fellowships provide international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.
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The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to conduct policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
·         Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
·         Information and online application: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)
·         Deadline:  November 14, 2012
·         Examples of Recently-Funded Research Topics: Role of Social Media in Political Engagement, Peace Education in Post-Conflict Settings, Cultural Identity and Nation Building, Migration Studies
·         Contact: By email at iaro@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188
The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a short-term, flexible program for postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct targeted, policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
·         Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens.
·         Information and online application:  Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG)
·         Deadline:  February 6, 2013
·         Examples of Recently-Funded Research Topics:  Regional Economic Development, Islamic Influence in Central Asia, Human and Civil Rights in Eastern Europe, Gender and Politics
·         Contact: By email at stg@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188
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Countries Eligible for Research:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
 
IARO and STG are funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program

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The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the following grants:
 
•          East European Studies Short-term Grant competition - open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. This grant is intended to fund work on policy relevant projects involving the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. Grants are for one month, and candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2012.
 
•             East European Studies research grant - available to American citizens in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure but after Ph.D.) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. The research grant supports work on policy relevant projects on East Europe. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. The deadline for the next grant cycle is: December 1, 2012.

The Center's European Studies program addresses vital issues affecting the United States' relations with Europe through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover topics ranging from European energy security to the role of the European Union and NATO, from transitions from autocracy to counter-terrorism, climate change and the development of civil society. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including relations with Russia, the rise of China and India, conflicts and revolutions in South Asia and the Middle East, migration, and global governance. The program has had a special focus on furthering historical and contemporary understanding of Southeast Europe and the former communist countries of Eastern Europe.

For more information, please visit: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/east-european-studies-research-grants

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The American Council of Learned Societies announces
 
Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies
Competition Year 2012-2013
 
•  Research fellowships for use in Eastern Europe
•  Writing fellowships for writing the dissertation in the United States after research is complete
 
Applications will be accepted for work related to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
 
Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. university.  All requirements for the PhD except the dissertation (ABD) must be completed by June 2013.
 
All topics, periods, and approaches in the humanities and social sciences are welcome.
 
Application deadline: November 15, 2012
 
Further information is available at http://www.acls.org/programs/eesp.  
 
ACLS has secured funding (for one year only) for this competition, which in the past has been supported by the Title VIII Program of the U.S. Department of State.
 
American Council of Learned Societies, 633 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10017-6795, www.acls.org

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The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications for threatened academics whose lives or work are in danger in their home countries. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities and colleges anywhere in the world.

How to Apply


Who can apply:
Professors, researchers, and lecturers from any country or field may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.  

  • Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats
  • Professors, established researchers, and other senior academics from any country, field, or discipline
  • Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field, who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning
  • We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and under-represented groups

Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.

To apply:
Please download the application materials from: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php

To host a SRF scholar:
Please visit:www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php

Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.

How the Scholar Rescue Fund works:
Fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage.
 
Fellowships are disbursed through dedicated host academic institutions, which provide direct support and a safe haven for SRF scholar-grantees. In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award by providing partial salary/stipend support and/or housing, material support for researching/publications, and other in-kind assistance. 


Applications are accepted at any time and can be considered on an emergency basis.

Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections

The SSRC is pleased to announce a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric “Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections.”  Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that don't fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. As stressed by SSRC president Craig Calhoun, "Recent PhDs have written brilliant dissertations bringing new excitement to the social sciences and humanities by taking on the intellectual challenges of innovative transregional work. We want to help them complete, consolidate, and expand the work they’ve undertaken.”

The intellectual thrust of the pilot project will be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded over the two-year course of the pilot program.

 

Applications and additional fellowship details are available on the program website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship

Questions can be addressed to transregional@ssrc.org



European University Institute

The EUI offers one of the world’s largest and most distinguished graduate programmes

in Social Sciences

 

Grants are awarded in the fields of: EconomicsHistory & Civilization, Law  and Political & Social Sciences.

The annual deadline for applications is January 31st .

The European University Institute (EUI)  currently hosts about 550 doctoral students from over 50 countries and selected among the finest universities in Europe and beyond.

The EUI’s efficient mix of coursework, seminars and regular student supervision enables 80% of our candidates to complete their degrees – most in less than four years. Depending on the discipline, between 50% and 80% of our graduates find positions in academia. Others find excellent opportunities in European institutions and International organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund as well as in both public and private sectors in many countries.

The application procedure is available on our website.

Further information online.

EUI Communications Service

Email: eui.pr@eui.eu  Tel : +39 055 4685428

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Jozef Tischner Fellowship


This fellowship is geared towards younger Polish or Polish-American scholars(Ph.D. candidates or Post-docs, age limit 35 years) to work for 6 months ona research project of her/his choice in residence at the Institute for HumanSciences (IWM) in Vienna. The fellowship is open to all disciplines in theHumanities and Social Sciences; research proposals related to one of theIWM's main fields are strongly encouraged (for more information pls visit www.iwm.at/research.htm).

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 9,000 to cover accommodation,living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay atthe Institute. The IWM will provide an office, IT infrastructure, access tointernet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

The fellowship can only be taken up in the period July - December 2012.

Mary Nicklas Institute for Human Sciences Spittelauer Laende 3 1090 Vienna Austria phone +43 1 31358-108 fax +43 1 31358-30Email: fellowships@iwm.atVisit the website at http://www.iwm.at/fellowships.htm

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Individual Advanced Research Opportunities: (IARO) Fellowship

 

Information for candidates: The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

 

Application process: Applications will only be accepted through the online application system found at:

http://www.irex.org/application/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro

Questions may be addressed directly to the IARO Program Staff at iaro@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

Eligibility: Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship

Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

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Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships

Information for candidates: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the Washington, D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. This five-month, residential program is intended primarily to support practitioners, scholars, and journalists from developing and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from established democracies may also apply.

 

A working knowledge of English is required. All fellows receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support. The program does not fund professional training, fieldwork, or students working towards a degree.

 

For more information and application instructions, visit http://www.ned.org/fellowships/reagan-fascell-democracy-fellows-program. Applications will be accepted through the online application system at http://fellowships.ned.org.

 

IIE Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

 

Information for all candidates: Fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities and colleges anywhere in the world. Fellowships support visiting academic positions ranging from three months to one calendar year.  Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage.

Eligibility: Professors, researchers, and lecturers from any country or field may apply.  Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats. Professors, established researchers, and other senior academics from any country, field, or discipline may qualify. Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field, who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning. Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.

 

To apply for a fellowship:   Applications and nominations are accepted at any time throughout the year, on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered by the Scholar Rescue Fund Selection Committee at least three (3) times per year, generally in January, April, and October. 

Visit http://www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php for more information.

Contact SRF@iie.org for questions and visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.

 

 

Scholarship Fund of the Polish History Museum

The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum is charged with supporting academic research on the history of Poland as well as activities propagating Polish history abroad. The scholarship is addressed to foreigners who study, or wish to study Polish history.

Scholarships are awarded to the winners of a competition for the best project, either educational, research or promotional in nature. A jury comprised of eminent Polish historians will select the winners of the competition. The Museum may also support the publication of works that result from materials gathered during the scholarship.

There is no limit to the number of times one may apply for the scholarship. Applicants are obliged to submit scholarship applications and all attachments in hard copy and via e-mail. Applications can be submitted in English or Polish. For further details on the application process please visit stypendia.muzhp.pl, where the rules and the application form can be found. Any additional questions should be sent directly to stypendia@muzhp.pl

 

NATO Parliamentary Assembly Research Assistant Programme

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly usually employs twelve paid Research Assistants from NATO member and Associate nations each year. In general, six of these start in late January and finish in early June. The second group starts in August and finishes in late November or early-December.

All applications from candidates with the appropriate qualifications are placed on a list for consideration. Their names remain on the list for consideration for about twelve months. Candidates are requested to inform the Assembly if they cease to be available to take up a position during that time.

The Assembly receives well over two hundred applications per year from very well qualified candidates.

Every effort is made to assess applications objectively, but many factors must be taken into account. These include the need for a regional balance among participants in the programme. Consequently, it is rare to select two candidates from the same nation for the same intake. Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates selected to participate will be contacted. The names of those selected will be published on this website (www.nato-pa.int). See below for further details regarding candidates from NATO Member Countries and from Associate Delegation Nations.

 

Information for all candidates

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is the parliamentary consultative organization of the Atlantic Alliance, comprising 257 members of the national parliaments of the 28 NATO member countries, as well as legislators from 14 Associate Member Nations.

The Assembly is divided into five committees: the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security, the Defence and Security Committee, the Economics and Security Committee, the Political Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. The full Assembly meets twice a year in different member countries at the invitation of national parliaments. Sub-committees and Special Groups examine specific issues and conduct fact-finding missions throughout the year.

The International Secretariat of the Assembly is based in Brussels and is staffed by some 30 people from the various NATO member countries. The main task of research assistants is to contribute, at the request of Committee Directors or Senior Management, to the research necessary for the drafting of the Assembly reports and other documents. The job occasionally entails some administrative work, but most tasks are research oriented.

Research assistants are recruited for a four to five-month period with a one-month probationary period. Due to the Assembly's work schedule, research assistants are usually requested to commence work either in late January or late August. The stipend is EURO 720 net per month. The Assembly provides a spacious and recently renovated shared five-bedroom townhouse in the European quarter of Brussels free of charge for the Researchers, as well as a basic health insurance policy for the duration of the internship.

Candidates should be completely fluent in oral and written English and/or French. If neither is mother tongue, certified evidence of proficiency level will be required. Knowledge of other European languages is a further asset.

Applicants should apply by typewritten or word-processed letter, indicating their areas of interest and competence, nationality, and period of availability. A curriculum vitæ and two letters of recommendation from referees well acquainted with the applicant's recent work should also be forwarded to the International Secretariat. All documents should be forwarded in one package only, either by post or by email, to the address below.

Please note that the Assembly receives a very large number of applications for only a few places. The names of those selected will be posted on this website.

Qualifications for candidates from NATO member countries

Candidates must possess a first degree and a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, International Relations or related subjects. Preference will be given to candidates who have recently completed their Master's degree. Ph.D. candidates and those who have recently completed their doctoral work are also welcome to apply but should recognize that during their tenure with the NATO PA, their workday will be dedicated to Assembly defined projects.

Qualifications for candidates from Associate delegation countries

Candidates with backgrounds in academia, government, policy research institutions or journalism are considered. In general, candidates should have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, International Relations or related subjects.

Director of the Research Assistant Programme

NATO Parliamentary Assembly

3 Place du Petit Sablon

1000 BRUSSELS

E-mail: RA-Programme@nato-pa.int

For more information please visit: http://www.nato-pa.int/Default.asp?SHORTCUT=76

 

                                                                                                                                                

Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship

Thesaurus Poloniae is a three-month fellowship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. The programme is implemented by the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, a leading Polish academic centre. Thesaurus Poloniae is addressed to individuals who carry out research on culture, history as well as the multicultural heritage of the Republic of Poland, both past and present, and broadly understood Central Europe. Both individuals who deal with management and preservation of cultural heritage in practical terms and those who carry out theoretical research in the area of heritage, history, sociology, ethnography and anthropology are invited to participate in the programme.

Thesaurus Poloniae is divided into two categories. The first is the ”Senior Programme” addressed to university professors and senior lecturers. The second category is the “Junior Programme”, addressed to PhD holders and doctoral students. The programme provider offers access to research facilities, archives, library resources as well as to education and research programmes of Cracow’s research and cultural institutions. The International Cultural Centre offers fellowship holders single accommodation in the vicinity of the city centre and a place where they can carry out their research work at the Centre’s premises on Krakow’s Main Square. A successful candidate for the programme will be granted a monthly fellowship of PLN 3 500, i.e. ca. EUR 850, for participants in the Senior Programme or PLN 2 500, i.e. EUR 600, for participants in the Junior Programme, as well as a one-off grant which will be received by participants with the first tranche of the fellowship amount to cover the purchase of books and other research aids (PLN 1500, ca EUR 400).   

Each year the International Cultural Centre organizes two calls for applications for eligible candidates for the fellowship award. Three fellowships are awarded in each call.

First call:

Opening:                15th January – 28th February

Results announcement:   Before the end of March

Fellowship time:        1st May – 31st July

Second call:

Opening:                15th May – 30th June

Results announcement:   Before the end of August

Fellowship time:        1st September – 30th Novemeber

Those interested in applying for a Thesaurus Poloniae fellowship are kindly requested to post the following documents to the International Cultural Centre by the above deadlines: CV, letters of recommendation from two research tutors (for applicants to the Junior Programme only) and an essay on the research programme you plan to conduct during your stay in Krakow (up to 500 words.). The application form may be found here.

For additional information please contact thesaurus@mck.krakow.pl  

Completed applications should be sent to:

Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship

International Cultural Centre

Rynek Glowny 25

31-008

                                                                                                                                                           

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the
following Summer, Fall, and Academic Year Fellowship programs:

For a complete list of research fellowships, please visit the website


Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship: Provides grants of up to $35,000
for field research on policy-relevant topics in Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant field and have sufficient
language ability to carry out proposed research. Scholars must conduct
research for at least four months in the field. Funding is available for
U.S. researchers through American Councils from U.S. Department of State
(Title VIII) grant support. Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and
Academic Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer Programs).

Summer Russian Language Teachers Program: Provides support for teachers of
Russian at the university, high school, and secondary-school level to study
Russian literature, language, culture, and second language pedagogy at
Moscow State University for six weeks. Graduate students with a commitment
to the teaching profession are also encouraged to apply. Awards provide
roundtrip international airfare from Washington, DC to Moscow, Russia;
living stipends; tuition; housing with Russian host families; pre-departure
orientation; weekly cultural excursions; insurance; and visa support.
Funding is available through American Councils from U.S. Department of
Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Application deadline: March 1.

Contemporary Russia Program: Opportunity for secondary-school teachers of
Social Studies and History, professionals, and students to receive funding
for summer study abroad in Moscow, Russia. Five-week summer program offers
courses in Russian culture, politics, and economics; all content-based
classes will be taught in English by faculty of the State University: Higher
School of Economics. Participants also receive six hours per week of
Russian-language instruction; program can accommodate participants at all
levels of Russian-language proficiency. Other program features include
Russian host families, weekly cultural excursions, a full-time U.S. resident
director, weekly working-group meetings, and pre-departure orientation in
Washington, D.C. Funding for this program is pending approval. Application
deadline: March 15.

Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three- to
nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus,
Southeastern Europe, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include
roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipends, visa support,
medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open
to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Funding is
available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title
VIII) grant support. Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic
Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer Programs).

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides full
support for research and up to ten hours per week of advanced language
instruction for three-to-nine months in Russia, Central Asia, the South
Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip
international travel, housing and living stipends, tuition, visa support,
medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open
to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Funding is
available for research and language study through American Councils from
U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support. Application deadlines:
January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer
Programs).

Scholarships for language study on American Councils programs overseas: U.S.
graduate students participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian
Language and Area Studies program or the Eurasian Regional Language program
are eligible for funding through American Councils from U.S. Department of
State (Title VIII) grant support. U.S. undergraduates who intend a career in
teaching are eligible for funding through American Councils from U.S.
Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support for their
participation in the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program or
the Eurasian Regional Language Program. The American Councils Advanced
Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) provides intensive
Russian-language instruction in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vladimir, Russia.
The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides intensive instruction in the
languages of Eurasia at leading institutions throughout the region.
Fellowship information and applications are included in regular application
materials for both programs. Application deadlines: March 1 (Summer
programs); April 1 (Fall Semester and Academic Year programs); October 1
(Spring Semester programs).

Overseas Flagship Language Programs: Intensive language training for U.S.
students who wish to attain "distinguished" or "superior" (ILR 3, 3+, 4)
language skills. Programs available for the study of Persian (Academic
Year), Central Asian Turkic Languages (Academic Year), Russian (Academic
Year), or Arabic (Twelve Months). Funding is available through American
Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), U.S. Department of
Education (Fulbright-Hays), and Institute of International Education (IIE)
grant support. Application deadlines: January 31.

For more information and an application, please contact: Outbound Programs,
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, 1776
Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202)
833-7522 Email: outbound@americancouncils.org Website:
www.acrussiaabroad.org and www.americancouncils.org.

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                             

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
NSEP Boren Fellowships offer US students financial assistance to study world areas and languages critical to US national security. Emphasized areas include Africa, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, the NIS, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in language learning and the study of a culture that is critical to national security. More information can be found at www.borenawards.org.

                                                                                                                                                               

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

 

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually.  Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750. The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship -- enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. 

For more information and for all of the application materials, please visit: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

 

 

Council of European Studies Fellowship Program
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The CES Fellowship Program has granted more than 500 awards over the last 35 years, providing doctoral students with the opportunity to travel to Europe to test the feasibility of their dissertation topics.

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS)
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Grants for Research/Study in Central Europe. Summer Abroad (Feb 15 deadline, open to all college students) and three- to nine-month grants (rolling admission, open to all doctoral students). Programs available in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Albania, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Contact American Councils at Hettlinger@actr.org or (202) 833-7522.

National Security Education Project (NSEP)
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Graduate international fellowships.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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Kennan Institute fellowships and grants in the humanities and social sciences.

1. Research Scholar Grants. The Kennan Institute offers resident grants to scholars to utilize the unique resources of the Washington area. The Title VIII Research Scholar program is open to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed, and provides 3 to 9 months of support—including office space, a research intern, and special borrowing privileges at the Library of Congress. 

2. Short-Term Grants.  Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide up to 30 days of stipend support and use of Institute facilities to conduct research in Washington, and are open to scholars who either possess a doctoral degree or are doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. Deadline:  Quarterly - See Website

3.  Summer Research Grant. Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area can apply for the new Summer Research grant. The summer grants must be used between May-September 2012, and grant applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher. The Summer Research Grant will provide a stipend of $3,200 per month, support for a summer intern, and access to the facilities of the Kennan Institute, including its library. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Summer Grant scholars.  Travel and accommodation expenses also are not directly covered by this grant. 

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe Fellowship at the JFK School of Government
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The Socrates Kokkalis Program offers scholarships leading to a master's degree in public policy or public administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Eligible to apply for the fellowships are natives of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, who hold an undergraduate degree recognized by their native state and an academic and/or professional background in one of the following fields: social sciences, public policy and/or administration, the nonprofit sector, law, economics, business, etc. All applicants should demonstrate interest in public service and in our region of focus.

Foundation for Sustainable Development—International Internship Program
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The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FDS) is an 11-year-old nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that provides hands-on, service-learning internships for those looking to gain development experience and make genuine impact on an international community. Its programs are located in eight countries throughout Latin America, East Africa, and India (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Kenya, Uganda, India), and address development subjects such as micro-enterprise/microfinance, health, environment, youth and education, women's empowerment, community development, and human rights.

Students who participate in the International Internship Program have the opportunity to work with one of the 160 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) partnered with FDS, learning and applying sustainable development solutions on the field. Project work and research are collaboratively designed and implemented by the participant, the FDS team, and the organization to reflect community needs. Seed funding is given to each student to initiate their work and additional funds are available through a grant competition, which trains and encourage students to write effective grants proposals after developing a work plan in-country. Internships run year round for 9 to 52 weeks, allowing students to take a quarter or semester abroad, or do an internship during the summer months.

Students' skills and interests are thoroughly evaluated and matched with the organization that provides the best opportunity for them to make a lasting community impact. The structured program consists of several components that provide students with the support and guidance needed to implement successful projects in a sustainable manner. Participants acquire development skills and training, while immersing themselves in foreign language and culture.

This summer, over 100 projects were conducted by graduate and undergraduate students from nationwide universities in collaboration with their host organization.

Kohn Doctoral Scholarships at Masaryk University
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Masaryk University has established the Kohn Doctoral Scholarship programme in order to promote international cooperation in all fields of teaching and research at the university. Kohn Doctoral scholarships are open to citizens of the United States of America and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Applicants must be currently enrolled in doctoral degree programmes.

The scholarships are intended to allow their recipients to carry out their studies or do research at Masaryk University and to contribute to the activities of the department where they are received.

The scholarships have a value of 10,000 CZK per month, and are awarded for periods from three to ten months, depending on the nature of the research or studies that the applicant wishes to pursue. Scholarships holders are exempt from tuition fees. Accomodation, to be paid for by the scholarships recipients, is available in double rooms at the university halls of residence. Travel costs and health insurance are also the responsibility of the scholarship winners.

The selection of successful candidates will be made by the rector of Masaryk University and confirmed by the heirs of Pavel Kohn. The results of the selection process will be made public without unreasonable delay.

For information on Masaryk University and to obtain detailed information about the individual faculties and departments, the fields of study they specialize in, the courses they offer, and the application forms visit the Web site at ois.muni.cz.

Should you require any further information, please get in touch with the Office for International Studies of Masaryk University at ois@czs.muni.cz.

 

 

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