The Institute for East European Studies of Freie Universität Berlin announces bridging fellowships for scholars at risk from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia
News from Mar 18, 2022
Refugee scholars from Ukraine as well as scholars who are at risk due to the domestic political situation in Russia and Belarus and have to leave the country can now apply for a bridging fellowship at the Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität. The fellowships are intended to last three to six months and enable the applicants to work out an application for funding in a program for Scholars at Risk or a project proposal in the context of externally funded research in a protected space.
Formal requirements for the award of a fellowship are:
- the sponsored person comes from one of the above-mentioned countries;
- the sponsored person has previously worked as a (junior) researcher in one of these countries;
- there is a connection to a research area at the Institute for East European Studies;
- for applicants from Belarus and Russia: there is a risk situation.
The application is submitted by the head of the relevant department of the Institute for East European Studies who supports the fellowship. An application for a fellowship should include: a curriculum vitae, a list of the most important publications (max. 15 titles), information on the expected research topic; a certificate of the degree or doctorate; for applicants from Belarus and Russia: a brief description of the applicant's own vulnerability.
For docs the scholarships are 1,200 euros/month, for postdocs 1,500 euros/month.
Please contact the Institute Secretariat for questions about the program: Anja Locascio Anja.Locascio@fu-berlin.de or contact directly one of the working areas of the Osteuropa-Institut: https://www.oei.fu-berlin.de.