Pilecki Institute Fellowship 2020 for Senior and Junior Researchers (Stipend available)

Pilecki Institute Fellowship 2020 for Senior and Junior Researchers (Stipend available)

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Applications for the Pilecki Institute Fellowship 2020 are now open. The fellowship is awarded to both senior and junior researchers, representing disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, especially modern history, sociology, political science, international relations, law studies and political philosophy.

The Institute seeks scholars to carry out their own research projects in this vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment who will contribute with their approaches, perspectives and new ideas. They are looking for scholars ready to work in a multidisciplinary and vigorous team and participate in vibrant discussions on political, social, economic, cultural, international and legal aspects and implications of the complex phenomenon of totalitarianism.

Objectives

Researchers across the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to projects in some way connected to Polish studies or comparative studies of other Central and Eastern European countries as broadly understood and related to the following research areas:

  • Totalitarian systems and ideologies in the 20th century and its consequences.
  • The German and Soviet occupations of Central and Eastern Europe – legal, social, philosophical and historical aspects.
  • Sovereignty, human rights, genocide and international law in the wake of the catastrophe of the World War II.
  • Memory and memorialization of World War II.
  • Nationalism and political community in 20th-century Europe.
  • Personal experiences of war and totalitarianism in Europe.
  • Enslaved societies – resistance and strategies of survival in 20th-century Europe.

Fellowship

  • Senior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 3,000 per month, Junior Visiting Fellows EUR 2,000 per month to cover accommodation and living expenses in Warsaw and health insurance.
  • The Pilecki Institute will provide office space, in-house research and administrative facilities, internet access, as well as other services.
  • Travel expenses for flying in-out as well as additional travel expenditures for project-related research trips will be covered by the Pilecki Institute.

Eligibility

  • Candidates for the Pilecki Junior Fellowships:
    • Must currently be pursuing their doctoral degree at the dissertation stage or have recently obtained a PhD in an academic institution outside Poland in one of the academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences
    • Must have at least one publication, preferably in the area of Central/East European studies, Polish studies, Holocaust studies, totalitarianism, WW II or other related subjects
    • Must speak fluent English (C1 and above)
  • Candidates for the Pilecki Senior Fellowship:
    • Must hold a PhD/Doctoral degree in the humanities or social science from an academic institution outside of Poland and have at least 10 years of post-Doctoral research experience
    • Must have a proven record of research and publications related to the above mentioned research areas
    • Must speak fluent English (C1 and above)

Application

Candidates shall submit their applications to the following email address: scholarships@instytutpileckiego.pl.

All application documents must be submitted in English. All applicants will be notified when their applications have been received.

The complete application should contain:

  • An application form that comprises:
    • an academic curriculum vitae
    • a research project proposal, including research questions/problem, the aims of the project, research methods, the expected results and
      an explanation of the importance of the research to its area of study (up to 1,000 words)
    • list of publications
    • a schedule for the research work to be done in Poland, explaining why it is essential for the project and including a list of archives or other institutions to be consulted
    • in the case of junior fellowships, a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s academic supervisor or other scholars familiar with the applicants research/work. The reference letter should be sent directly by the referee from his/her official address to the following email address: scholarships@instytutpileckiego.pl
    • a Personal Data Protection statement

For more information, visit Pilecki Fellowship.

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