The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for a three-month Visiting Fellowship in Berlin starting on April 1, May 1, or September 1, 2020, within the framework of the research program Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe.
Ukraine is a “Gate of Europe” located at the crossroads of languages, religions and political cultures. In our program, Ukraine serves as a prism through which new perspectives on current questions become possible.
The fellowship is open to postdoctoral scholars from all fields of social sciences and humanities, as well as to authors, journalists and civil society activists who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Prisma Ukraïna program. Applications by young scholars from Eastern and Central Europe, broadly defined, are particularly encouraged.
Project proposals on historical as well as contemporary topics related to society and culture in Eastern and Central Europe are welcomed.
The successful applicant will be Fellow of Prisma Ukraïna at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associated member of one of the university or non-university research institutes listed below.
The three-month fellowship can start on April 1, Mai 1, or September 1, 2020. The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of 2,500 € plus supplement, depending on their personal situation.
Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing etc. will be provided. The fellow is obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape seminars and working discussions related to their research field. Scholars are also welcome to apply with their own funding.
The working language of Prisma Ukraïna is English.
An application should include:
— A curriculum vitae
— A project description (no longer than 5 pages), stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship
— A sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
— The names of two researchers who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required)
The application should be submitted as one PDF file in English and should be sent per email by January 31, 2020, to: firstname.lastname@example.org