The Gerda Henkel Fellowships in Bucharest

Application Deadline: 09 December 2015

New Europe College (NEC) is an independent Romanian institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences founded in 1994 by Professor Andrei Pleșu (philosopher, art historian, writer, Romanian Minister of Culture, 1990–1991, Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1997-1999) within the framework of the New Europe Foundation, established in 1994 as a private foundation subject to Romanian law.

The New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania announces a Call for Applications for its newly launched GERDA HENKEL Fellowships. The program targets young researchers / academics working in the fields of humanities and social sciences from the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China (only Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

NEC provides an attractive meeting and working place for scholars from all around the world who wish to pursue a meaningful project of their own while also meeting with peers from other disciplines. It supports its fellows by providing excellent conditions for their work and by establishing a strong and productive network among academics and intellectuals in the country and beyond. The institute has acquired a unique position in the region and has established itself as a research center of international reputation.

Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • Hold a Ph.D. title in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
  • Be citizen of one of the above mentioned countries.

International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.

Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 45, and to those who have not yet benefited from a Fellowship at NEC.

Fellowship

Fellows are entitled to:

  • A monthly stipend of EUR 750  (tax free) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Bucharest;
  • Accommodation in Bucharest, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the NEC library and electronic resources/databases;
  • Travel from the home country to Bucharest and back, visa and insurance costs (up to EUR 1000 );
  • Research expenses (EUR 100 / month).

How to apply?

The deadline for application is 9 December 2015.

Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: applications@nec.ro. Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message “Gerda Henkel Fellowship”. 

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