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New Europe College Gerda Henkel Fellowship Program 2019-2020, Romania

New Europe College


December 07, 2018

Opportunity Cover Image - New Europe College Gerda Henkel Fellowship Program 2019-2020, Romania

With the support of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung

New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest (Romania) announces a Call for Applications for the GERDA HENKEL Fellowships. The program targets early career researchers / academics working in the fields of the historical humanities (in particular archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history) from the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China (only Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

NEC provides an attractive meeting and working place for scholars from all around the world who wish to pursue a meaningful project of their own while also meeting with peers from other disciplines. It supports its fellows by providing excellent conditions for their work and by establishing a strong and productive network among academics and intellectuals in the country and beyond. The institute has acquired a unique position in the region and has established itself as a research center of international reputation.


Fellows are entitled to:

  • A monthly stipend of 750 € (tax free) to cover living expenses related to their stay in Bucharest;
  • Accommodation in Bucharest, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the NEC library and electronic resources/databases;
  • Travel from the home/residence country to Bucharest and back, visa and insurance costs (up to 1000 €);
  • Research field trip abroad during the fellowship period – up to 1,500 € (a one-time allowance);
  • Research expenses (100 € / month).

 Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice for:

  • One academic year: October 2019 – July 2020 (10 months);
  • One term: October 2019 – February 2020 / March – July 2020 (5 months).

 The selected Fellows are expected to take part in the weekly seminars at the institute together with all the other Romanian and international scholars present at NEC, and in other scientific events organized by the institute. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from NEC’s widespread international research network and its high-quality guest lecturers program. The institute’s working languages are English, French, and German; a good command of English is required. Fellows are assisted in all practical matters concerning travel, residence, and research in Bucharest. Toward the end of their stay, they are required to document the outcomes of their work in a scholarly paper (in English, French, or German).

Candidates must

  • Hold a Ph.D. title in the fields of the historical humanities mentioned above;
  • Be citizen of one of the above mentioned countries.

 International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.
Preference will be given to early career candidates and to those who have not yet benefited from a Fellowship at NEC.

Submission of application:

Applications have to be submitted following the guidelines and using the form available here:




Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: 

Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message "Gerda Henkel Fellowship". 

We will acknowledge the receipt of an application and confirm that the application requirements have been met within 14 days after the deadline.
The applicants will be notified on the results of the pre-selection in the first half of March 2019, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, organized on April 10–12, 2019.


New Europe College, Str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania; tel. 0041 - 21 - 307 99 10
Contact person: Dr. Constantin Ardeleanu (

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
November 22, 2018


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