Research East & Southeast Europe in Germany

Deadline: 13 September 2013
Open to:  historians, economists or scholars of related disciplines
Fellowship: determined by the applicant’s professional experience


The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (Germany) is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It is characterized by the combination of historical and economic expertise as well as by its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute’s distinct international orientation.

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) performs research in three major areas concerning the historical and economic developments of Eastern and Southeastern Europe:

  • Dimensions of Institutional Change
  • Labour, Social Systems and Quality of Life
  • Interdependencies, Migration and Trade

Furthermore, the IOS maintains a special library of more than 300,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.


Within the framework of the Visiting Research Fellow Program, the IOS encourages applications from historians and economists or scholars of related disciplines. 


The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct their research as part of a mutual agreement with the institute. The amount of the research allowance is determined by the applicant’s professional experience.


For the 2014 Visiting Researcher Program please submit your electronic application until 13 September 2013 to Ms. Angelika Meier to [email protected] The application documents should include the following:

  • a short research proposal in German or English (maximum three pages)
  • a detailed academic Curriculum Vitae naming two references
  • copies of no more than three academic articles (published or unpublished)
  • preferences concerning length and desired period of your stay

For more information please visit the official website.

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