About the program
Program run in cooperation with the Open Society Archivum Budapest offers research fellowships at the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University in Budapest. Altogether, 12 fellowships are awarded annually to selected applicants from V4 countries and 3 fellowships annually to non-V4 applicants.
The fellowships are given on a competitive basis to scholars, artists or journalists who wish to conduct research at OSA, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the fund and OSA.
The €2,000 fellowship is designed to provide access to the archives, cover travel to/from Budapest, modest subsistence, and accommodation for a research period of two months. Scholarships for shorter periods are pro-rated.
As of the academic year 2016–2017, OSA plans to involve the fellows more closely in its own ongoing research work; selected fellows are thus expected to work together with at least one of the archive’s researchers.
The fellows take part in OSA’s research activities, attend in-house seminars, and, if possible, cooperation with other fellows (where possible). The intention is to build long-lasting working relationships, and involve former fellows in OSA’s research programs.
Documents for submission
- Application letter in English
- Research description/plan in English (about 800 words)
- Applicant’s CV
- Names of two referees with contact addresses
- Copy of English language exam
Ms. Katalin Gádoros (Gadoros@ceu.hu)
The Selection Committee will evaluate proposals on the strength of the professional quality and novelty of the research proposal, its relevance to the chosen topic and the involvement of the OSA holdings in the research.
Please submit the following to OSA:
- Application letter in English (should specify expected period of stay and preferred dates). Please note that the research period must end on the last day of the academic years, July 31, 2017.
- Research description/plan in English (about 800 words; should indicate the relationship between the current research topic, the chosen collection in the OSA holdings and the general research interest, etc.) Artists are expected to submit a portfolio, too.
- Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
- Proof of officially recognized advanced level English language exam (if not native speaker)
- Names of two referees with contact address.
All documents should be sent by email to Katalin Gadoros at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information click "Further official information" below.