Robert Bosch Fellowships on South Eastern Europe

Deadline: 20 September
Open to:  junior and senior scholars from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, with obtained a PhD in the humanities or social sciences.
Fellowship: Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend in the amount of EUR 4,000 per month. Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 1,500 per month.

Description

The IWM offers a place for research and scholarly debate across borders and disciplines. Its various fellowship programs are thus a fundamental part of the Institute’s work. Each year approximately fifty Visiting Fellows, Junior Visiting Fellows and Guests – mainly from Eastern and Western Europe as well as from North America – are awarded fellowships to pursue their individual research projects while working in residence at the IWM as members of an international and multidisciplinary academic community. The IWM strives to provide conditions that allow the fellows to make significant progress in their research and to profit from the intellectual stimulation of the Institute’s seminars, lectures and other events. Since its inception in 1982, the IWM has hosted nearly 1000 scholars, journalists and translators.

Eligibility

The IWM accepts applications from countries of ex-communist South-Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.

Applications are accepted from researchers who:

  • are citizens of or permanently reside in one of the above-mentioned countries
  • or are affiliated with a university or research institution in the region

Visiting Fellows must have obtained a PhD in the humanities or social sciences and must hold a senior academic or research position, at least Associate Professor level or equivalent. Junior Visiting Fellows must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a PhD in the humanities or social sciences.

Projects should be related to South-Eastern Europe and address political, social, cultural or economic issues of topical relevance, in accordance with the research priorities of the IWM.

Scholars with little or no international experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowship

Robert Bosch Fellowships will enable junior and senior scholars to spend six months at the IWM in Vienna to pursue their research projects while working in residence at the Institute. The fellows will receive a stipend to cover all expenses related to their stay in Vienna (travel, accommodation, health insurance, incidentals). The IWM will provide the fellows with a personal office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities.

In addition, fellows will be provided free of charge with standard consumable supplies and lunch in its cafeteria.

Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend in the amount of EUR 4,000 per month. Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 1,500 per month. The 6-month research term must be completed between January and December 2013.

Robert Bosch Fellows will be members of the international and multidisciplinary scholarly community at the IWM.

Application

The application consists of the following materials:

  1. application form, please download fromhttp://info.iwm.at/bosch13.zip
  2. concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages)
  3. CV and list of publications

For Junior Fellows only:

  1. two letters of reference from scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Applicants will be notified of the decision in November/December 2012.

Please send the application by mail to:

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien
AUSTRIA

Advance copies by e-mail are accepted:

[email protected]
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Please send your application materials as PDF files.

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