B. Geremek Fellowship IWM

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/04/08 14:07

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The Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM; Instytut Nauk o Czlowieku), Vienna has issued a call for applications for the Bronisław Geremek Fellowship 2009-2010. The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship program is to foster study and reflection of Polish national heritage in the context of European tradition. The fellowship enables a young Polish doctoral or post-doctoral researcher to become a member of the international, multidisciplinary scholarly community of the IWM to work on a research project of her/his choice. Deadline for application: May 15, 2009.

Bronisław Geremek (1932-2008), a scholar, intellectual and politician, a passionate Pole and exemplary European, was a source of intellectual inspiration as well as a model for prudent action and moral decency for many. Geremek was a supporter of the IWM almost from its inception and a member of its Board of Patrons until his death. The fellowship program shall commemorate his name and his work.

1. Objective

The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship program is to foster study and reflection of Polish national heritage in the context of European tradition. The fellowship enables a young Polish doctoral or post-doctoral researcher to become a member of the international, multidisciplinary scholarly community of the IWM to work on a research project of her/his choice. The fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; research proposals related to one of the IWM’s main fields are strongly encouraged (for details please see www.iwm.at/research.htm).

2. Conditions

The Bronisław Geremek Fellow will be invited to spend the academic year 2009/10 (ten months) at the IWM to pursue her/his research project while working in residence at the IWM. The fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of € 2.000 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay in Vienna. Furthermore, the IWM will provide a personal office, IT infrastructure, access to the internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna. The fellow will participate in the scholarly community and activities of the Institute.

3. Eligibility

Candidates for the Bronisław Geremek Fellowship

  • must currently pursue a doctoral degree or have recently obtained a Ph.D. in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland
  • must not be older than 35 years
4. Application

The application consists of the following materials:

  1. the application form (please download here)
  2. a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, double-spaced, A4) including

 

  • the scientific problem(s) addressed
  • critical consideration of current relevant literature
  • research goals and expected results
  • work and time schedule; if the duration of the project exceeds the ten-month term at the IWM, please indicate which part shall be completed during the fellowship
  • a curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Please send the application to Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Fellowship Coordinator, Spittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien, Austria; or by e-mail to fellowships@iwm.at, subject: Bronisław Geremek Fellowship.

5. Selection

The finalist will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury decision by July 2009; the jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship is financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage


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