Fellowships on Recent Eastern European History, Germany

Deadline: 30 November 2012
Open to: historians of Eastern Europe or related disciplines whose PhDs should not have been completed more than one year prior to application.
Fellowship €3.500 per month plus housing allowance


The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany is an institute for the interdisciplinary and transnational study of the historical events of the twentieth century in East Central and Southeastern Europe.

The directors of the institute are Prof. Włodzimierz Borodziej and Prof. Joachim von Puttkamer. The institute was founded in October 2010 as the ninth of the Käte Hamburger Collegia of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

An international team of visiting fellows and permanent academic staff conducts research at the Kolleg in an environment of intensive scholarly dialogue and exchange on the history of Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. There are five main areas of research: War, violence, and oppression; statehood; the breakthrough to modernity; intellectual horizons; and history and the public sphere. Our transnational perspective on the entire region of East Central and Southeastern Europe makes it possible to determine common lines of development and specific differences among the countries, and to form a new foundation for a historical analysis of historical events in this region.

For the period of 1 April to 30 September 2013, the Kolleg invites applications for three Junior Fellowships. The Fellowships have a maximum duration of six months.

Fellows are expected to conceptualize a larger scholarly project which corresponds to the research interests of the Kolleg. They are expected to work at the Imre Kertész Kolleg and to reside in Jena.

Funding is € 3.500 per month plus housing allowance. Alternatively, funding can be provided to finance a substitute at the home university.


Applications will be accepted from outstanding historians of Eastern Europe or related disciplines whose PhD should not have been completed more than one year prior to application.


Applications should include:

  • a curriculum vitae
  •  list of publications
  • a project proposal in English (not exceeding 5 pages)

Applications must be received no later than 30 November 2012 and should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej
Prof. Dr. Joachim v. Puttkamer
Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Am Planetarium 7
07743 Jena

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