American Research Center in Sofia Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2017, Bulgaria

Publish Date: Mar 18, 2017

Deadline: Apr 10, 2017



The American Research Center in Sofia Foundation invites applications for its 2017–2018 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for US-based Students.

The duration of the fellowships is 9 months (September–May) or 3 months (September–November or February–April). In addition to independent research, fellows will participate in the academic program of ARCS, which includes a Lecture Series designed to provide a broad thematic vision of Bulgarian and Balkan history and culture from prehistory to the present day. Fellows receive free housing in shared rooms in the ARCS hostel. Fellows should secure funding to cover their travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria.

This fellowship can be combined with another fellowship; however, you must notify ARCS, and we will negotiate the terms of the ARCS Fellowship. We strongly encourage you to inquire about possibilities for funding from your home institution in a timely manner and to indicate this in your application.


Applicants must be graduate students of any citizenship enrolled in North American academic institutions or academic institutions accredited in North America, who are engaged in research in the humanities and/or social sciences with a focus on Bulgaria or the Balkan Peninsula (antiquity through modern day).


Please complete the application form, renaming it to include your surname, and send it electronically as a PDF. Make sure to include a CV and a Project Description as Microsoft Word documents or as PDFs. University transcripts should also be sent electronically, and two letters from scholars in the field, commenting on the value and feasibility of the project, should be submitted directly (by the scholars) as Word documents or PDFs. All application materials must be in English and must be emailed to the ARCS Fellowship Committee at The application deadline for this competition is April 10, 2017.

Please direct any question about the fellowship program to Dr. Emil Nankov, Academic Coordinator of ARCS,

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