Research Academy for Junior Researchers in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to: junior researchers (MA / MSc graduates and/or early PhD students)
Venue: 11-18 April 2016 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) Western Balkans is organizing a fully-funded comprehensive training on social science research methods tailored for junior researchers in the Western Balkans.  The course lasts 8 days, and will be held on 11-18 April 2016, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The Research Academy is designed as a summer school composed of several linked one-day modules. During the program of the Research Academy junior researchers will be guided through all stages of the research process and the sessions will be highly interactive and practice-oriented.  The program will be delivered by a team of 13 trainers who come from a number of European and regional universities and research institutes, with extensive experience in the field of research methods and academic writing.


  • Junior researchers (MA / MSc graduates and/or early PhD students) with a maximum of 3 years experience in the field of social science research;
  • Currently affiliated with a research institute / center, think tank, or university;
  • Currently working on a research project as a researcher (research assistant, junior researcher, researcher, or similar);
  • The candidates must be graduates of a university in the region and currently living and working in a Western Balkan country (Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia);
  • Have at least one published research paper;
  • Good command of English.


The organizers will cover all expenses for the training, including travel and accommodation costs.

How to apply?

The following documents shall be sent at [email protected] and [email protected] by 15 January 2016.

  • Application form;
  • CV (full Curriculum Vitae);
  • Example of a research paper (research study, policy report, policy brief, policy memo, working paper, discussion paper, article in research journal, book chapter, or MA/MSc thesis);
  • Description of the project (one page) that the candidate is currently working on, along with a description of his/her role in the project;
  • Recommendation letter from a supervisor – The letter should support the applicant’s participation in the Research Academy, emphasizing the relevance of the training program for the applicant’s career prospects.

More information on the official website.

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