Call for application: Bronislaw Geremek Fellowships 2010/2011

The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Instytut Nauk o Czlowieku) in Vienna has published its next call for application for the above mentioned fellowship program, which is financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and […]


The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Instytut Nauk o Czlowieku) in Vienna has published its next call for application for the above mentioned fellowship program, which is financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

1. OBJECTIVE.

The Bronislaw Geremek Fellowship program is to foster study and reflection of Polish national heritage in the context of European tradition. The fellowship enables young Polish doctoral or post-doctoral researchers to become members of the international,multidisciplinary scholarly community of the IWM to work on a research project of their choice. The fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanitiesand social sciences; research proposals related to one of the IWM´s main fields are strongly encouraged (for details please see www.iwm.at/research.htm).

2. CONDITIONS.

The Bronislaw Geremek Fellows will spend a ten-month term from September 2010 through June 2011 at the IWM in Vienna. They will receive a stipend in the amount of EUR 2.000 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay in Vienna. Furthermore, the IWM willprovide a personal office, IT infrastructure, access to the internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

3. ELIGIBILITY.

Candidates for the Bronislaw Geremek Fellowship – must currently pursue a doctoral degree or have recently obtained a Ph.D. in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences

– must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland

– must not be older than 35 years

4. APPLICATION.

The application consists of:

1. the application form (please download from http://info.iwm.at/Geremek10.zip)

2. a concise research proposal in English(max. 4 pages, double-spaced, A4) including – the scientific problem(s) addressed – critical consideration of current relevant literature – research goals and expected results – work and time schedule; if the duration of the project exceeds the ten-month term at the IWM, please indicate which part shall be completed during the fellowship

3. a curriculum vitae

4. two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant´s academic work

Deadline for application is May 26, 2010 (date of receipt).

Please send the application to:Institut für die Wissenschaften vom MenschenFellowship CoordinatorSpittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien, Austria

Or by e-mail to: fellowships at iwm.atSubject: Bronislaw Geremek Fellowship

5. SELECTION

The finalist will be selected by a jury of experts; candidates will be notified of the decision by June/July 2010.

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