Center's Residence Grant Program 2014

The Center for Urban History is accepting applications for its annual Residence Grant Program to study for a month in Lviv.

We accept applications for research projects that reflect a broad interpretation of urban history as a discipline, where different humanities and social science approaches meet. For the study of East Central Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the projects can use, for example, any of the following research approaches: "traditional" archival research, oral history, ethnographic or sociological methodologies.

The grant is offered to postgraduate students and scholars (regardless of citizenship, place of work, or residence) who are interested in conducting research in Lviv. Please note that the scholarship is not offered to master's students.

The grant includes free accommodation at the Center for a period of one month and access to the Center. The recipients will be given room in the Center’s modern shared guest apartment. The rooms overlook a beautiful green courtyard and have wireless Internet connection.

The grant does not cover the costs of travel, meals, and other expenses for recipients during their stay in Lviv.

While in Lviv, Residence Grant recipients will present their research at the Center for Urban History and submit a paper (largely based on work done during their stay at the Center) for a series of online publications called "Ece-urban" (see no later than six months after the grant period.

The application must include:

  • Project description (1,000-2,000 words);
  • CV;
  • One letter of recommendation (only in the case of scholars who have no doctoral decree or its equivalent).

Please send applications to the Center’s Program Coordinator Dr. Iryna Matsevko ( by March 10, 2014. In the "Subject" please write "Residence Grant Application 2014."

The decision to award grants will be announced no later than April 1, 2014. The commission is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

Applications can be submitted in the following languages: Ukrainian, English, Polish, Russian, German.

Please note: Letters of Recommendation should be sent via e-mail by the referees. They should also contain the full contact details of the referees.

Please note that only complete applications will be considered.