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Deadline: Robert Bosch Fellowships


The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) awards research fellowships for the academic year 2008/09. The program, which is generously supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation, is focused on South-Eastern Europe.


Robert Bosch Fellowships will enable junior and senior scholars to spend six months at the IWM in Vienna to pursue their research project while working in residence at the institute. The fellows will receive a stipend to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna (travel, apartment, health insurance, incidentals). The IWM will provide the fellows with a personal office with PC, access to internet and e-mail, in-house research and administrative facilities.

Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend in the amount of € 25.000 for the six-month term. Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of € 10.000 for six months. The 6-months research term must be completed between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009.

Robert Bosch Fellows will be members of the international and multidisciplinary scholarly community at the IWM. They are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars.


The IWM is accepting applications from countries of ex-communist South-Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia. Applications are accepted from
researchers who:

- are citizens or permanently reside in one of the abovementioned countries,

- or are affiliated to a university or research institution in the region,

- or (independent of the applicant’s country of origin) who pursue research on South-Eastern Europe

Visiting Fellows must have obtained a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences and must hold a senior academic or research position, at least Associate Professor level or equivalent. Junior Visiting Fellows must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained
a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences.

The research project of the candidate should be related to one of the IWM’s main research fields (see www.iwm.at/research.htm).


The application consists of the following materials:

1. application form please download from: HERE

2. concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages)

3. CV and list of publications

For Junior Fellows only:

4. two letters of reference from scholars familiar with the academic work of the applicant

Deadline for applications is April 14, 2008

Applicants will be given notice of the decision in May 2008.

Please send your application by eMail to (subject header: Robert Bosch
Fellowships) or by mail to

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien

Към новина: 13/03/2008 Robert Bosch Fellowships

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