Open Society Archives Research Fellowship, Budapest

Deadline: 10 October 2012; 10 January 2013; 10 April 2013
Open to: Researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, and academics preferably (but not exclusively) from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, or Poland.
Fellowship: €2,000 for travel to/from Budapest, modest subsistence and accommodation for a research period of two months.

Fellowship Description:

The International Visegrad Fund in coop­er­a­tion with the Open Society Archivum Budapest offers research fel­low­ships at the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University in Budapest. As part of the joint project, 12 fel­low­ships will be awarded annu­ally to selected schol­ars, researchers or jour­nal­ists from the Visegrad Group coun­tries (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland) and 3 fel­low­ships annu­ally to non-V4 applicants.

The fel­low­ships will be given on a com­pet­i­tive basis to scholars/artists/journalists who wish to con­duct research at OSA, and whose cur­rent research projects are rel­e­vant to the hold­ings and the given research pri­or­i­ties of the Fund and the Archivum. The schol­ar­ship of €2,000 is designed to pro­vide access to the archives for schol­ars, artists, and jour­nal­ists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a mod­est sub­sis­tence, and accom­mo­da­tion for a research period of two months. Scholarships for shorter peri­ods are pro-rated.

Applicants, preferably but not exclusively, from a V4 country, may be researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, academics, or others, who have already started their project that is relevant for the holdings at OSA.

The successful candidates of each category will work at the OSA during their term of research and at the end of the research period they will present their individual research findings to the community of the Central European University, within the framework of the Visegrad Fund Fellow Lecture Series. OSA will publish the final research report, either in text or in audio-visual format, on the webpage of OSA/Visegrad Fund.

Fellows are free to work on the project of their choice, however, in the academic year of 2012-2013, applicants with the following topics might enjoy advantage over other applicants:

Research top­ics for aca­d­e­mic year 2012/2013:

  1. History of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in East and Central Europe between 1945–1989
  2. The social wel­fare state: Its finan­cial foun­da­tions and social consequences
  3. Statistics, sur­veys, empir­i­cal stud­ies: Production of facts and data under communism
  4. Contextual analy­sis of con­spir­acy the­o­ries and urban leg­ends under communism
  5. The emer­gence of human rights move­ments and the fall of com­mu­nist regimes in East-Central Europe

Submission Deadlines

  • October 10, 2012
  • January 10, 2013
  • April 10, 2013

Application pro­ce­dure

  1. Application let­ter in English (includ­ing the expected period of stay and pre­ferred dates)
  2. Research description/plan in English (about 800 words; should indi­cate rela­tion­ship between the cur­rent research topic, the cho­sen col­lec­tion in the OSA hold­ings and the applicant’s research, the intended use of text based or audio-visual research results, etc.); artists are expected to sub­mit a port­fo­lio, too
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Proof of officially recognized advanced level English language exam (if not native speaker)
  5. Names of two ref­er­ees with con­tact address.

The Selection Committee will evaluate proposals four times a year, on the basis of the professional quality and novelty of the research proposal, and its relevance to the chosen topic.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion regard­ing the pro­gram and the appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures please con­sult the original website HERE or con­tact Ms. Katalin Gádoros at [email protected].

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