ARCS Residential Fellowship for Southeast European Scholars 2016, Bulgaria

Publish Date: Feb 08, 2016

Deadline: Mar 20, 2016

THE PROGRAM: The American Research Center in Sofia Foundation invites applications for its Residential Fellowship for Southeast European Scholars. This 3-month fellowship is available to PhD candidates and junior postdoctoral scholars whose research specialties are in archaeology, history, art/architectural history, urban studies, cultural anthropology/ethnography, museum studies, or cultural heritage management with a geographic focus on the Balkans (prehistory to present day).

The Fellowship provides 24/7 access to the ARCS Library, access to ARCS resources and expertise, and involves participation in the ARCS Lecture Series. The fellowship includes accommodation in shared rooms in the ARCS hostel. Fellows should secure funding to cover their travel expenses between their home country and Bulgaria. The 3-month fellowship will take place from September 1 to November 30, 2016 or from February 1 to  April 30, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be citizens of one of the seven countries of SE Europe which are served by ARCS: Bulgaria, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia, Romania, or Serbia. Pre-doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program in SE Europe. Postdoctoral applicants will have completed their degree in the last 8 years (2008 or later) and should hold a position or be independent researchers in SE Europe. English proficiency is required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 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. 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 Dr. Dilyana Ivanova ( The application deadline for this competition is March 20, 2016.

Please direct any question about the fellowship program to Dr. Ivanova, Chief Administrator of ARCS, or Dr. Emil Nankov, Academic Director of ARCS. 

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