The Black Sea Link Fellowship Program/New Europe College/Ro


New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania


The Black Sea Link Fellowship Program, sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung (Hannover, Germany), targets talented young researchers from Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as from other regions around the Black Sea. The grants allow fellows to work on projects of their choice while in residence in Bucharest. NEC welcomes a wide variety of disciplines in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Conditions: Applicants must be doctoral students, or hold a Ph.D. title. Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 40.

Duration of the Fellowship: one term (5 months), from October 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011, or from March 1 to July 31, 2011; or a full academic year (10 months) from October 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011. 

Location: New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 650 € (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship. Fellows are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 € for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). In addition, fellows can order literature for up to 500 €, to be used for their research during the Fellowship, and included, at its end, in the library of their home institution.

NEC will assist Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Bucharest. The Black Sea Link Fellows will be included in the larger group of colleagues from Romania and other countries, meeting for a weekly seminar at the NEC. They are also expected to take part in other scientific events organized by the New Europe College (seminars, workshops, conferences, lectures held by foreign scholars, symposia, etc.).

The results of the Fellows’ research shall be summarized in a paper (in English, French, or German), to be published by the New Europe College after the end of the Fellowship.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

The deadline for sending the completed application is January 15, 2010.

The evaluation procedure includes several stages, among which an interview with the international Academic Board of the NEC, scheduled for April 9-10, 2010. Applicants selected for the interview will be notified in the second half of February 2010.

The application form and additional information on the Program and on New Europe College can be downloaded here:

Call For Applications Black Sea Link 2010

Applications should be sent to the following email address:
When sending the application by email, please include in the Subject entry of the message the following: “Black Sea Link Fellowships”

New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania


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