Fellowships at Imre Kertész Kolleg

Deadline: 28 February 2015
Open to: noted and established scholars in the history of Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines
Fellowship: from 3.000 to 5.300 EUR per month according to the academic position at the home institution


The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for fellowships for 2015/2016 for a period up to twelve months. Fellows are expected to conduct a larger scholarly project corresponding to the research profile of the Kolleg. Fellows are expected to work at the Imre Kertész Kolleg and to reside in Jena. Long-term fellowships normally start in October or April, individual arrangements are subject to negotiation.

There are five main areas of research at the Kolleg: war, violence, and oppression; statehood; the breakthrough to modernity; intellectual horizons; and history and the public sphere. The Kolleg’s transnational perspective on the entire region of East Central and Southeastern Europe makes it possible to determine common lines of development and specific differences among the countries, and to form a new foundation for a historical analysis of historical events in this region.


Applications are invited from noted and established scholars in the history of Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines with a clear preference for projects focusing on East Central and South Eastern Europe.


Stipends range from 3.000 to 5.300 euros per month according to the academic position at the home institution. The Kolleg will provide fully equipped work space, support by student research assistants, and will help finding appropriate accommodation in Jena.


Applications must include:

  • curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • project proposal in English (not exceeding five pages)
  • statement on the relevance of the research project to the Kolleg’s research profile (not exceeding two pages)

Application must be received no later than 28 February 2015 and should be sent electronically to the directors of the Kolleg:

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej
Prof. Dr. Joachim v. Puttkamer

Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Am Planetarium 7
07743 Jena
Mail: imre-kertesz-kolleg@uni-jena.de

It is advised to study the Notes for Applicants.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Managing Director of the Kolleg, Dr Raphael Utz, on raphael.utz@uni-jena.de or +49-3641-944073.

The official call

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