Robert Bosch Regional Fellowships
New Europe College, an Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, invites applications for one-term Fellowships in the academic year of 2008-9(from October 2008 through February, 2009)
The Fellowships are meant to enable young outstanding researchers and academics in social sciences and humanities from the Balkan region to pursue their work in Bucharest, with the support of a stipend and benefiting from the institute's excellent infrastructure and its stimulating multidisciplinary atmosphere. Fellows are expected to stay in residence at the New Europe College in Bucharest and to participate in its academic program. Eligible for these Fellowships are scholars (at a doctoral or post-doctoral level) from the West Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Preference is given to applicants below 45 years. A good command of English is desirable; fluency in other foreign languages (French, German) an advantage.
Successful candidates receive a monthly stipend of 600 Euro for four months. The Fellowships also include accommodation, travel costs for Bucharest, and a research allowance. Additionally, Fellows are offered a lump sum of 2600 Euros for a one-month research trip to a German institution.
The Fellowships are sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart (Germany).
Applications must use the forms in the annex and contain a CV (with a list of publications) and a well-written research proposal (3-5 pages) for the period in question. Applications that satisfy the formal requirements will be considered by an international jury (including representatives of the New Europe College and members of its Boards). The application form and the instructions can be downloaded here: INSTRUCTIONS and FORM.
Deadline: June 17, 2008