Residence Grant Application

We invite researchers in the humanities to apply for the 2024 Residence Grant at the Center for Urban History.

The residence grants are offered to researchers of various fields in the humanities from different countries. We especially encourage historians, culture studies scholars, and anthropologists. We welcome applications for research that offer broad interpretations of urban history as a discipline at the intersection of various approaches of humanities and social sciences. The chronological and geographical frames of the proposed research are limited to the 19th and 20th-century history of East and Central Europe. Preference will be given to topics related to the Center’s research focuses, in particular, the urbanization of multiethnic cities, the experiences of citizens in times of radical change and war, issues of expertise and planning in cities, concepts and practices of heritage, commemoration and public space, urban infrastructures, digital and public history.

The program offers a 1-4 week research residency in Lviv for both young scholars working on dissertation research or preparing it for publication, and for researchers with significant work experience.

The Center provides conditions to conduct research, and offers to scholars access to its resources, such as the library, the media archive, research works, scholarly contacts, and also grants an opportunity to present and discuss the preliminary results of research within the Urban Seminar and public lectures.

The Library of the Center includes over 10,000 books in urban history, heritage, public history, museum studies, history of media and visual culture, gender studies, Jewish studies, a.o. in Ukrainian, English, Polish, Russian, and other languages.

Urban Media Archive is a unique collection of digitized archival photos and film documents, maps, and oral interviews.

The grant means accommodation in the guest rooms of the Centre for a period of one month or two weeks, located on the same premises as the Institute. Conveniently situated in the heart of Lviv, the Center is a short walk from the city’s archives and libraries. The guest apartment has three separated guest rooms with shared kitchen and facilities. The rooms are fully-equipped to ensure a comfortable stay and provide Wi-Fi access. During the stay at the Center, the grantee gets working space in the office, access to all resources and administrative support. There is a shelter in the office in case of air raids.

The grant does not cover travel, living and other expenses.

The residencies are offered to PhD students and researchers with academic degrees. Please note that we do not consider applications from undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications have to include:

  • Project Description (1000–2000 words)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Letter of recommendation by a scholar who is familiar with the applicant’s research (for non-holders of PhD or relevant degree).

The referee, who recommends a candidate for the grant, should submit their letter of recommendation from their own email, providing contact information in the letter.

Please submit your application to the email [email protected]. Please indicate "Residence Grant Application 2024" in the subject line of your email.

Applications can be submitted in Ukrainian or English. Only fully completed applications will be accepted.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The Organizing Committee will meet several times during the year. We will inform the applicant about the upcoming timeline by e-mail.

The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

[2024 Residence Grant at the Center for Urban History PDF]

The Center’s Grants Program has been effective since 2006 and is to encourage international academic exchanges, promote urban studies in Ukraine and advance interdisciplinary approaches, new topics and discussions in studying cities. So far the Centre has welcomed 150 researchers from Ukraine, the United States, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Switzerland, Romania, and China.