The Black Sea Link Fellowship Program, sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung (Hannover, Germany), targets talented young researchers from Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as from other countries around the Black Sea. The grants allow fellows to work on projects of their choice while in residence in Bucharest, Romania, at the New Europe College (NEC). NEC welcomes a wide variety of disciplines in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Conditions: Applicants must be doctoral students, or hold a Ph.D. title. Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 40.
Duration of the Fellowship: one term (5 months), from October 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012, or from March 1 to July 31, 2012; or a full academic year (10 months) from October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012.
Location: New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest.
The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 650 € (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship. Fellows are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2 600 € for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). In addition, fellows can order literature for up to 500 €, to be used for their research during the Fellowship, and included, at its end, in the library of their home institution.
Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.
The deadline for sending the completed application is November 15, 2010.
The evaluation procedure includes several stages, among which an interview with the international Academic Board of the NEC, scheduled for April 8-10, 2011. Applicants selected for the interview will be notified in the first half of March 2011.
The application form and additional information on the Program and on New Europe College can be downloaded from www.nec.ro or requested by e-mail from email@example.com (please include in the Subject entry of the message the following: “Black Sea Link Fellowships”).
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