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Pontica Magna Fellowship Program at The New Europe College in Romania, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Pontica Magna Fellowship Program for the academic year 2015-2016. Fellowship is open for young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists. Candidates must be doctoral students at an advanced stage of their research, or hold a PhD title. Journalists, media professionals, writers and artists are also eligible. Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. The application deadline is June 28, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the humanities and social sciences.
Course Level:
This program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists.
Programme Provider:
New Europe College, an institute for advanced study
Award can be taken at: Romania

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Eligibility: Pontica Magna Fellowships are earmarked for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Geor¬gia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine (other post-soviet countries may also be considered).
-Candidates must be doctoral students at an advanced stage of their research, or hold a PhD title. Journalists, media professionals, writers and artists are also eligible;
-a PhD is not compulsory in such cases, but it is a plus. In its absence, a CV presenting their achievements so far in their chosen activity will be taken into account (see the guidelines for details).
-Preference is given to candidates below the age of 40.

Open for International Students: Applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine (other post-soviet countries may also be considered) are eligible to apply for this programme.

Description: New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania is offering through competition Fellowships in a newly launched program – Pontica Magna. This program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea, but also beyond it (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine). Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence fellowships of one or two terms at the NEC. NEC makes the best of its location to provide an attractive meeting and working place for scholars from East and West, from North and South, from the countries of the EU and outside it, 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.

Duration of award(s): Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months, starting with October 2015), or one term (5 months, starting with October 2015 or with March 2016).

What does it cover? Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. In addition to their residence period in Bucharest, they are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an insti-tution of their choice.

Selection criteria: The applications will be evaluated by a committee of Romanian and foreign specialists. The results of the selection will be announced by mid-July 2015. Since during the selection process we might have to contact you, please inform us about any change that may occur in your contact details (mailing address, e-mail, telephone number, fax) – even if this change is a temporary one.

Notification: Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application and confirm that the application requirements have been met within 10 days after the deadline. The results of the selection will be announced by mid-July 2015.

How to Apply: The applications will be submitted only in electronic format to the address: applications-at-nec.ro. The enclosed documents will be attached to the application message. The name of the Fellowship Program should be mentioned in the Subject field of the message: “Pontica Magna Fellowships”.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 28, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application