American Research Center in Sofia Fellowship

Deadline: 15 February 2012
Open to: US graduate students, non-US applicants who maintain affiliation with educational institution in the US or Canada
Fellowship: monthly stipend, housing, language instruction, travel expenses

American Research Center in Sofia plans to offer three fellowships for the Fall term program, three for the Spring term program, and one for the nine-month program.

The American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) was established in 2004 as an organization dedicated to facilitating academic research in Bulgaria for North American scholars and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries in Southeast Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia). Cornell University is the host institution of ARCS in the United States.


Graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern Bulgaria or the Balkan peninsula, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible for all three programs. The Fall term and Spring term programs are also open to advanced undergraduate students with similar research interests. Non-U.S. applicants are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the United States or Canada. School and university faculty may apply to be admitted for the Fall term or Spring term program, but are ineligible for ARCS fellowships. The American Research Center in Sofia does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to its programs.


The fellowships include a monthly stipend ($600/month), housing in Bulgaria, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria.


A complete application consists of: the ARCS APPLICATION FORM; a project proposal describing how participation in the ARCS academic program will serve your research interests (not to exceed three double-spaced pages); a current cv; academic transcripts; and two letters of reference from scholars familiar with your work. These materials must be submitted by email to Professor Kevin Clinton (, Chair of the ARCS Fellowship Committee, by February 15, 2012. ARCS expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Fellowship Committee by April 1, 2012.

Please direct any questions about ARCS academic programs, fellowships, or application procedures to Professor Denver Graninger (, Director of ARCS.

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