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Pontica Magna Fellowship Program at New Europe College in Romania, 2016-2017

The New Europe College awards residential fellowship for young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists to pursue a meaningful project of their own at the NEC. Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months, starting with October 2016), or one term (5 months, starting with October 2016 or with March 2017). Once chosen, 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 are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. The application deadline is December 7, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellows can choose their topic own.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists to pursue a meaningful project of their own at the NEC.
Programme Provider: New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania
Award can be taken at:
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Eligibility: Pontica Magna Fellowships are earmarked for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, 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. Preference is given to candidates below the age of 40.

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

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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months, starting with October 2016), or one term (5 months, starting with October 2016 or with March 2017).

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 institution of their choice.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Acknowledgement of the receipt of an application and confirm that the application requirements have been met within 10 days after the deadline. The applications will be evaluated by a committee of Romanian and foreign specialists. The results of the selection will be announced by mid-March 2016. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, scheduled to take place in the third decade of April 2016. The interview will be held in English, French or German.

How to Apply: Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: applications-at-nec.ro. Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message “Pontica Magna Fellowship

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 7, 2015.

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