Visiting Scholars Program at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) 2017, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 06, 2016

Deadline: Aug 31, 2016

About program

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies ( in Regensburg is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It conducts interdisciplinary research in the historical, economic and political developments of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute’s distinctly international orientation.

The IOS carries out research in four major areas:

  • Governance Between Personalization and Formalization,
  • Dynamics of Exchange,
  • Forms and Relations of Work in Change,
  • Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts.

Furthermore the IOS maintains a special library holding a stock of more than 320,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellow Program, the IOS encourages applications from historians, economists and political scientists as well as scholars of cognate disciplines.

The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct research relevant to the research profile of the institute. The allowance is determined by the duration of the stay and the applicant’s professional experience. Together with the University of Regensburg, the institute provides an attractive research environment in a city known for its high quality of life. Regensburg has one of Germany’s largest preserved medieval cities holding the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How to apply

For our 2017 Visiting Researcher Program please submit your application online via the IOS application portal until August 31, 2016. The application documents should include the following:

  • a short research proposal in German or English (maximum three pages),
  • a detailed academic Curriculum Vitae naming two references,
  • copies of no more than three academic articles (published or unpublished),
  • preferences concerning length and desired period of your stay.

For further information please contact the heads of the divisions: Prof. Richard Frensch, Economics division (, Prof. Guido Hausmann, History division (, Dr. Tanja Tamminen, Conflict Studies (

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